High­lights of his­tory

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Fifty fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries from our past our brought back to life by writer Peter Sar­gent in his new book A Moment In Time. The snap­shots in his­tory fo­cus on how na­tional and in­ter­na­tional events af­fected ordinary peo­ple in East Anglia.

Peter goes in search of the crafts­men who cre­ated the beau­ti­fully painted saints on the Binham rood screen in the early 16th cen­tury only for oth­ers – per­haps their own rel­a­tives - to white­wash them within a gen­er­a­tion. More of his 50 moments in­clude troops train­ing for D-Day in Thet­ford For­est, King Charles II rid­ing a win­ner at New­mar­ket and a Green Man in Nor­wich Cathe­dral. Peter said: “When I was a child grow­ing up in the Fen­land area, I was told the won­der­ful sto­ries of King John’s lost trea­sure, of Here­ward the Wake, and Oliver Cromwell.”

He went on to work for the EDP and said: “A lot of the ar­ti­cles grew out of ideas I got from the news while I was work­ing on the pa­per.”

A Moment In Time by Peter Sar­gent, il­lus­trated by An­nette Hud­son and pub­lished by Paul Dickson, costs £12, and is avail­able from Jar­rold, Book Hive and Water­stones in Nor­wich, and the Alde­burgh Book­shop, as well as Nor­folk Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tres.

Au­thor Peter Sar­gent

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