“Peter Vansittart, the English writer who breathed new life into the historical novel by mingling myth with modernity, and by injecting 20th-century preoccupations into historical settings as various as Roman Britain, medieval France and 16th-century Germany, died on Oct. 4, in Ipswich, Suffolk. He was 88 and lived in Kersey.” – Read the rest of the NY Times article by William Grimes.
Peter Vansittart is the author of many historical fiction novels, dating as far back as the 1940s. Some of these novels include :
- Orders of Chivalry
- The Tournament
- The Death of Robin Hood
- The Wall