Peter Warner

Emeritus Fellow and Keeper of the Roll
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An Emeritus Fellow of the College and formerly Senior Tutor, Peter is a landscape historian.  The Keeper of the Roll sits on the External Relations Committee and helps keep the College in good contact with our former students.

Research Interests: 

Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Landscape Archaelogy, Religious non-conformity


Work in Progress:

  • ‘HOMERTON: from London Academy to Cambridge College’, second in a series of collections of essays and biographies. 2019.
  • 'Minsters, churches and parish formation in the Waveney Valley'; article for 'Landscape' journal, Windgather Press.

Published Works:

  • HOMERTON: a London Academy in the 18th century, published by the Principal and Fellows of Homerton College 2018.  ISBN: 1 900908 62X
  • Homerton: the Evolution of a Cambridge College, Peter Raby and Peter Warner eds., published by the Principal and Fellows of Homerton College 2010.
  • Bloody Marsh: a seventeenth century village in crisis Windgather Press, September 2000, ISBN 0 9538630 1 8. 60,000 words, 4 figures, 40 photographic plates by Nick Catling & Peter Warner.
  • The origins of SUFFOLK: series title 'Origins of the Shire'. Manchester University Press, 1996 ISBN 0-7190-3817-0. 80,000 words, 41 figures, 15 plates from various sources
  • Seven Wonders from Westhall, studies from a Suffolk parish, prehistory to nineteenth century. Published by the author 1996. ISBN 0 9527785 0 5.8,500 words, 17 maps and line illustrations by the author.
  • Homerton Histories: The Homerton Roll Lectures 1998-2001, edited by Elizabeth Edwards & Peter Warner (Published by the Homerton Roll, Victoir Press 2002)
  • Doorstep Discovery: (EDUCATION VIDEO) Working on a Local History Study. English Heritage Education Service. 40 minutes. 1993.
  • Homerton 1894-1994: One Hundred Years in Cambridge. A Celebration of Homerton College's Centenary on its Cambridge site. co-author and designer with Elizabeth Edwards. 1993. Published by the Trustees of Homerton College, ISBN 0-9522249-0-9
  • Contributor to Time Traveller. Documentation and support material for a computer program designed to assist children’s understanding of time. Jointly with Martin Booth, Fred Daley, Sallie Purkis and Sandra Raban. Published by ESM in conjunction with NCET, 1990.
  • ‘Greens and Commons’,  in Newsletter for the Department of English Local History,  No.1, (University of Leicester, 1989), pp. 5-6
  • ‘The Basil Brown Papers’, leading article in Saxon: Journal of the Sutton Hoo Society, 50th Anniversary Special Issue, No.10, 1989, pp.1-2.
  • ‘The Present State of Teacher Education in Archaeology’, CBA Education Bulletin, No. 6 (January 1989), pp. 33-39.
  • ‘Pre-Conquest Territorial and Administrative Organisation in East Suffolk’, in D Hooke (ed.), Anglo-Saxon Settlement , pp. 9-33. Basil Blackwell 1988, ( ISBN 0-631-15454-X)
  • Greens, Commons and Clayland Colonization: The Origins and Development of Green-side Settlement in East Suffolk, Occasional Paper in English Local History, New Fourth Series No. 2.Leicester University Press, 1987, ISBN 0-7185-2042-4, c. 70,000 words.
  • ‘Shared Church-Yards, Freemen Church-Builders and the Development of Parishes in Eleventh-Century East Anglia’, Landscape History No. 8 (1986) pp. 39-52.
  • ‘The Documentary Survey’, in Bulletin of the Sutton Hoo Research Committee, No. 3 (July 1985), pp. 14-21.
  • ‘Documentary Sources: Interim Report, 1st April 1984’, in Bulletin of the Sutton Hoo research Committee, No. 2 (April 1984), pp. 6-9.
  • ‘Origins: The Example of Green-side Settlement in East Suffolk’, Medieval Village Research Group Report, No. 31 (1983), pp. 42-4.

Review articles:

  • Book review: THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM DOWSING: Iconoclasm in East Anglia during the English Civil War. Edited by Trevor Cooper. Published by the Ecclesiological Society and Boydell Press, March 2001. ISBN 0 85115 833 1 (see website:
  • Review of two videos from English Heritage: ‘Working on the Evidence’ & ‘Avebury’, in Teaching History  No. 51, (April 1988) pp. 36-7
  • Review of four books: P Coones & J Patten, The Penguin Guide to the Landscape of England and Wales ; T Rowley, The High Middle Ages 1200-1550 ; M Reed, The Age of Exuberance 1550-1700 ; L Cantor, The Changing English Countryside 1400-1700 , in Journal of Historical Geography (1987), pp. 30-2
  • Book review: C Taylor, Roads and Tracks, Journal of Historical Geography No. 8 (1982) p.85