Peter Chrisp

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Peter Chrisp (born 20 May 1958) is a British children's author of books on history. With over eighty books published,[1] his various works include Blitzkrieg!, Dorling Kindersly's Ancient Egypt Revealed and Ancient Rome Revealed, The Spanish Conquests of the New World, and many more.

He first began writing history after working on the Mass-Observation archive at the University of Sussex. He has also worked as a writer on the online project "Icons of England".[2]

Aside from his publications in literature, he is also an artist, who has exhibited collections of his cartoons and hand-drawn postcards during Brighton Festival.[3][4]

Since 2013, Chrisp has been writing From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay, a blog about James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.


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  1. ^ "Peter Chrisp – authors". 
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  3. ^ "Open Houses in Brighton and Hove – Artists and Makerss". 
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