Peter Sargent's Work
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Peter writes stories that bring East Anglian history to life. He is the author of two books – A Moment in Time and A Place in History – each containing 50 short stories about the people, places and events that put this region on the historical map.
In these entertaining and informative books we meet saints and sinners, soldiers and scholars, kings and commoners as well as reformers and rakes. Vibrant tales about real people and the impact they made on their times.
Join former journalist Peter on a 2,000-year journey through the colourful and exciting stories that made the East Anglian region unique.
Read more about Peters career in journalism in his biography.
Do you want to read a short, quirky story from this day in the Norfolk Annals?
A Place in History was officially published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. There was a launch event at the book department of Jarrold’s store in Norwich, including readings from the book by Peter Sargent and publisher Paul Dickson.
In October 1600 two men met in a deadly duel outside Norwich’s Ber Street gates. The result was a severed limb, and a scrap that went down in Norfolk legend.
In July, 1820, a crowd of 20,000 fight fans from Norfolk and London went to North Walsham. They were there to see a display of open air, bare-knuckle boxing. It was a golden age for the noble art.