Peter Sargent's Books
It only takes a moment to change the world. East Anglia’s past is littered with these moments. Peter Sargent takes us on a journey in time, from the mysterious figure of the Green Man in Norwich Cathedral to Second World War soldiers preparing for the D-Day landings.
So many East Anglian people have their place in history, some grand and memorable, others rather more humble. In this engaging and well-illustrated book kings and queens meet figures of legend, medieval saints, working class heroes and raffish, hell-raising boxers – as well as young Second World War evacuees.
These short stories are guaranteed to both entertain and inform, including what made Yarmouth great and why some of Norfolk’s ports are now inland.
Meet Sir Berney Brograve and Bishop Edmund Bonner and many more.
Anglian Annals was published on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at a launch event at Jarrold, Norwich.
Peter Sargent’s new book was published on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Entitled My Word! it is an informative and entertaining read. The book explores the history of words, where they came from and how our use of them continues to change in a fast-paced world.
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Peter writes stories that bring East Anglian history to life. He is the author of four books. The first three – A Moment in Time, A Place in History and Anglian Annals – each contain 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.
His latest book, My Word!, investigates the history and changing use of nearly 100 popular words. It is due to be published on October 1, 2020
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.
Watch now as Peter narrates the ancient history Bicker, its church and the lives of people from the village
I began researching and writing my latest book during the autumn of 2019. In hindsight it was a time of innocence. All we had to worry about was Brexit and the threat of climate change.
What other word in our wonderfully wacky language could combine hedgehogs, goats – and supermodels? An excerpt from Peters book, My Word!
Peter worked as a freelance historical consultant for a community project in Lincolnshire from its planning in 2019 until its successful completion in 2021.
In Upper Sheringham church you will find a mysterious carving. It depicts a mermaid, and reflects one of the most alluring myths that has haunted men’s minds for centuries.