1. James, William d. 1827 wrote A Naval History of Great Britain. Be careful not to confuse with James, W. M. (William Milbourne), 1881-1973, who also wrote on the topic of the British Navy (a century later).
2. These books are by Terry Harknett (b. 1936) writing as William M. James. Wrote Apache books. Also wrote as George G. Gilman.