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 is the author of four works of history, mostly set in Enlightenment Britain. The Weather Experiment (2015) and Endeavour (2018) were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers and chosen as multiple books of the year in the UK and USA. These were followed by a group biography, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, a book that charts Britain’s role in the ideological developments of the United States of America.

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.

In 2019 he founded the history podcast Travels Through Time, which has since had more than a million downloads and has been chosen by the Guardian as one of their ‘five best podcasts for the curious-minded.’

Peter Moore @petermoore

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