Peter ChrispPeter Chrisp (born 20 May 1958) is a British children's author of books on history. With over eighty books published, his various works include ''Blitzkrieg!'', Dorling Kindersley'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".
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. In 2017, his Christmas tableaux photographs, with Lisa Wolfe, were featured in The Observer , Der Spiegel, the New Zealand Stuff.co.nz news website, and Brighton's Viva magazine. In 2019, his illustrations of the diary of Thomas Turner began appearing in a monthly column, edited by Mathew Clayton, in Caught by the River.
Since 2013, Chrisp has been writing [http://peterchrisp.blogspot.co.uk/ ''From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay''], a blog about James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The blog has been featured in the Irish Times, where Chrisp was described as an 'eminent Wake scholar'and 'a self-confessed Joyce obsessive'. Provided by Wikipedia