A Place in History: 50 more East Anglian moments in time by Peter Sargent was launched at Jarrold book department in Norwich on Wednesday, September 26. Published by Paul Dickson Books, A Place in History is on sale at £12 and is a sequel to Peter Sargent’s A Moment in Time: 50 stories that bring East Anglian History to life, published in 2017.
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, 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 the stories of Cardinal Wolsey’s origins as a humble butcher’s boy in Ipswich, the duel on Norwich’s Ber Street in 1600, the founding of the Norwich Revolution Society at the Maids Head Hotel in 1791, the 19th century Norfolk cricketing hero Fuller Pilch and much more.
Peter Sargent explains: “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.”
Peter Sargent’s interest in history was sparked when he studied the subject at the University of East Anglia 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 and was production editor on Let’s Talk magazine for six years, before becoming a full time writer in 2016.
A Place in History is available at Jarrold Norwich, Jarrold Cromer, City Bookshop Norwich, Waterstones Norwich and Bury St Edmunds, Revelation Bookshop Norwich, Beccles Bookshop,The Holt Bookshop, Ceres Bookshop Swaffham, George Reeve Wymondham, the Maids Head Hotel Norwich, the Adam and Eve Norwich, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden South Walsham, Amazon and www.allthingsnorfolk.com.
For more information about Paul Dickson Books see www.pauldicksonbooks.co.uk