The book Merchant Adventurers by James Evans was launched last night in London and I’m pleased to say that the book features a fabulous portrait – a painted portrait that I photographed over the summer – of the Tudor era Arctic explorer Sir Hugh Willoughby.

So if you’d like to see the portrait of the rather dashing Sir Hugh,  who helped establish the first trade routes to Russia, why not buy a copy of James’ book. It’s a fascinating read.