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.