Peter Moore

Peter Moore


Peter Moore is a writer, historian and critic. Born in Staffordshire in the early eighties, he was educated at Durham University and City, University of London. He now teaches on the Mst in Creative Writing at Oxford University.

Peter’s interest is in the rapidly changing societies of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His debut book, Damn His Blood, was a reconstruction of a double murder in rural Worcestershire at the height of the Napoleonic Wars and was published Chatto in June 2012. His second book was The Weather Experiment, the story of the meteorological enlightenment of the nineteenth century. It became an instant Sunday Times bestseller after publication in 2015, Richard Morrison of the Times chose it as his Book of the Year, the New York Times included it in their 100 Notable Books of 2015 and it was adapted by BBC4 for a three-part documentary called Storm Troupers: the fight to forecast the weather.

Peter was a 2014 Gladstone Library writer in residence and a 2016 Winston Churchill Fellow. He reviews regularly for The Literary Review and his journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and on the BBC.

Peter Moore @petermoore

From "Paths of Glory" by Ian Parker - an elegant, exact and revealing @NewYorker profile of Rory Stewart from Nov, 2010.

“He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing, in the figure of a lion, the feats of a lamb.” #JohnsonWontWalk

cc @RobGMacfarlane

Oh wow. What do you reckon @richardhamblyn ? Mammatus?

Join us on 10 July @BuxtonFestival for a live recording of our Travels Through Time podcast, with Diarmaid MacCulloch. Buy tickets:

Today on LQ: @petermoore shares a source for his book “Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude That Changed the World.”

Or more accurately “Aston Villa’s Ross McCormack nightmare is over” #avfc

A box of Endeavour paperbacks has arrived. No kangaroo on the front this time but the design wizards at @CMYKVintage have made it look just as bright and brilliant as the hardback. Out on 6 June! 🦘

Answer number one:

To 24 May 1536 to eavesdrop on Ambassador Eustache Chapuys and Thomas Cromwell debriefing after the execution of Anne Boleyn.

More on that and two more scenes from 1536 in Buxton in a month's time in our first live podcast.

Three scenes, two Plinys, one hell of a fun podcast to record for #Travelsthroughtime with @petermoore for @HistoryToday. It opens with me reading what Pliny the Younger served his guests as hors d'oeuvres at dinner. Let's just say he wasn't the greatest gourmand...


#PartOfThePride #AVFC

My wonderful late great-aunt was a lifelong Labour Party member, but she greatly admired Rory Stewart: even as she regretted that he was on the right, she respected him immensely. He’s worthy of it.

I've come to think of Fleet St in the mid-c18th as a sort of Georgian Silicon Valley, full of projects, characters and energy. Here's a book that goes right to the heart of that world: Leo Damrosch's new group biography "The Club". I've reviewed it for History Today. @yalepress