50 more East Anglian moments in time
A Place in History, published 26 September 2018.
So many people have their place in history. For some it is a large and well-known slot, familiar to millions of people in the present day. Others have a far more humble location, and are not so well-known. They all find their place in this book.
Join author Peter Sargent on a 2,000-year journey through East Anglia’s colourful and varied history. In this series of 50 short stories, you will meet kings and queens such as Edward I and Katharine of Aragon, figures of legend such as Fenland giant Tom Hickathrift, medieval saints and more than a few sinners.
There are witches and clergymen, soldiers and sailors, revolutionaries and working class heroes, entrepreneurs, raffish hell-raising boxers and dedicated philanthropists Discover their tales in this entertaining sequel to the author’s first book, A Moment in Time, 50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life.
Read Peter’s story about The Ber Street Duel here
Peter Sargent’s interest in history was sparked when he studied the subject at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, during the 1980s. After working in March, Peterborough and Cambridge, via spells in Malta and Hong Kong, he returned to Norfolk to work as a journalist on newspapers and magazines.
From 2004-11 he wrote weekly articles on local history, which appeared in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, and was production editor on Let’s Talk magazine for six years, before becoming a full time writer in 2016.
Peter explains about his love for history and how he became a writer here
“Shining a light on our region’s rich history” Let’s Talk magazine
“A Place in History…takes us on a glorious stroll through the life and times of not just Norwich and Norfolk, the rest of East Anglia.” Eastern Daily Press