James Elliott is a Canadian journalist and author with a keen and abiding interest in early North American history. With the Hamilton Spectator he wrote widely on the War of 1812 on subjects ranging from the Bloody Assizes to the Burlington Races. He worked on several episodes of the CBC’s Gemini Award-winning Canada: A People’s History both as a consultant and a special skills extra. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book If Ponies Rode Men. Elliott lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife, Irene, four miles from the Stoney Creek battlefield.