Peter Sargent spent three decades in the publishing industry before becoming a full-time writer.
He has lived in Norwich for more than 20 years, working for the Eastern Daily Press newspaper as a night sub-editor, writer and designer. He later took on the role of production editor on Let’s Talk magazine for more than six years.
His passion for history – particularly the exciting and colourful bits – was sparked at an early age by library books telling the tales of Robin Hood and ancient Greek heroes, and matured while studying the subject as a student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, back in the 1980s.
He worked as a writer and sub-editor on a variety of publications throughout the east of England, including Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Huntingdon, Ely, Wisbech and March. Peter also spent time on the journalistic front line of English language publications in Malta and Hong Kong, before returning to Norwich towards the end of the 1990s.
You may see him from time to time in his natural element, notebook and camera in hand, exploring out of the way historical sites, from 18th century stately homes to deserted medieval monasteries and Iron Age forts. You may also come across him sampling pints of Adnams in historic Norwich watering holes, such as the Adam and Eve.
He lives at the top of Kett’s Hill in the city, close to Mousehold Heath, appropriately enough in an area soaked in history – where the ill-fated peasant rebels of 1549 made their last stand (allegedly).