James Runciman

James Runciman was an English teacher, author and journalist. He was born at Cresswell, a village near Morpeth in Northumberland, son of Walter Runciman, a coastguardman, and Jean Finlay. He was educated at Ellington school, and then for two years in the naval school at Greenwich, Kent, becoming afterwards a pupil-teacher at North Shields ragged school.