Peter Snow
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Peter Snow CBE is a distinguished writer, journalist, and broadcaster.  He reported around the world as ITN’s Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent for 15 years.  He then moved to the BBC to present Newsnight for 17 years.  He has presented Tomorrow’s World for the BBC and election programmes for ITV and the BBC.  His recent work includes two TV series on Britain’ s and The World’s Greatest Battlefields, which he co-presented with his son, Dan Snow.

To War with Wellington (John Murray, 2010), tells the story of the men who fought their way across Europe to defeat Napolean in the words of those who were there.  Peter’s latest book, When Britain Burned the White House (John Murray, 2013) This compelling account of the defeat of the U. S. army in August 1814 explores the fluctuating fortunes of both the invading and defending forces in Peter’s usual compelling style.

His book War Stories (John Murray, 2017) is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war.

Treasures of British History (Allen & Unwin, 2018), written with his son Dan Snow, is a story of the British nation told through its fifty most important documents and Treasures of World History (Allen & Unwin, 2021), written with Ann MacMillan, is the story of civilization in fifty documents

His recent title, The Kings and Queens of England (Welbeck, 2022), written with Ann MacMillan, is the extraordinary story of the evolution of modern civilization, told through the lens of those who have ruled it.

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