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In the 1980's, Hofschröer worked in book publishing, representing Wm Collins & Co in Europe. He then moved on to computer games publishing, representing companies such as MicroProse, Psygnosis and Interactive Magic in Germany, before joining JoWooD, an Austrian games publisher, heading up their international sales operation.
His hobby is military history and he has written books and contributed articles to magazines and journals such as the BBC History magazine, Military History, War in History, the Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research, First Empire, Military Illustrated, Age of Napoleon and the Osprey Military Journal, and to the BBC History website.
He has been a historical advisor to various TV companies, and to the makers of the computer game based on the Waterloo Campaign, Fields of Glory, published by MicroProse. He used to present papers at gatherings such as the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, the Wellington Congress, at the National Army Museum, Royal United Services Institute, and give talks at events such as the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and the International Napoleonic Fair.
On 11 July 2016 Hofschröer was found guilty at Teesside Crown Court of 16 charges of possessing more than 36,000 indecent images and videos of children. The pictures and films, including some of the most serious form of sexual abuse of children, mostly featured boys aged from six to 14, and had supposedly been downloaded from the internet over at least 15 years. He received a sentence of 30 months' prison and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life. During this trial his brother asserted that he made "people's lives hell" by harassing them.
|1984||Prussian Light Infantry 1792–1815||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1984||Prussian Line Infantry 1792–1815||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1985||Prussian Cavalry 1792–1807||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1985||Prussian Cavalry 1808–1815||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1987||Prussian reserve, militia & irregular troops 1806–15||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1989||Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|1993||Leipzig 1813||Osprey Campaign Series|
|1998||1815 – The Waterloo Campaign Vol. 1
(Wellington his German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras)
|1999||1815 – The Waterloo Campaign Vol. 2
(The German victory, from Waterloo to the fall of Napoleon)
|2001||Lützen & Bautzen (1813)||Osprey Campaign Series|
|2003||Prussian Specialist Troops 1792–1815||Osprey Men-at-Arms|
|2004||Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker, and the Secret of Waterloo||Faber & Faber|
|2005||Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker, and the Secret of Waterloo (pbk)||Faber & Faber|
|2005||Waterloo 1815 – Quatre Bras & Ligny||Pen & Sword|
|2006||Waterloo 1815: Wavre & Plancenoit and the Race to Paris||Pen & Sword|
|2011||Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792–1815||Osprey Elite|
|2014||The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815||Osprey|
|1987||Napoleon's Marshals||Weidenfeld & Nicholson|
|2004||Dictionary of National Biography||Oxford UP|
|2007||Encyclopaedia of the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars||ABC – Clio|
- "Wellington's Smallest Victory". Napoleonicsociety.com. http://www.napoleonicsociety.com/english/book_Wellington_Hofschroer.htm. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "History – British History in depth: Waterloo: The Three Commanders". BBC. 5 November 2009. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/three_commanders_01.shtml. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "Police taking civil action against three men claimed to be conducting 'a campaign of personal harassment'". The Press, York. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11807294.Police_taking_civil_action_against_three_men_claimed_to_be_conducting__a_campaign_of_personal_harassment_/. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Police bid to stop harassment campaign". Whitby Gazette. http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/crime/police-bid-to-stop-harassment-campaign-1-7130289. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Coulson & Ors v Wilby [2014 EWHC 3404 (QB)"]. Bailli. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2014/3404.html. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- York Press, 11 July 2016
- "Peter Hofschroer trial: Historian claims he had evidence about Jimmy Savile". The Press, York. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14597557.Peter_Hofschroer_trial__He_made_life_hell__says_his_brother/. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars, Vol. 206, Men-at-Arms Series, Bryan Fosten, Book – Barnes & Noble". Search.barnesandnoble.com. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hanoverian-Army-of-the-Napoleonic-Wars/Peter-Hofschroer/e/9780850458879. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations: Amazon.ca: Peter Hofschröer: Books". Amazon.ca. http://www.amazon.ca/Leipzig-1813-Nations-Peter-Hofschr%C3%B6er/dp/1855323540. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "Book Review: 1815: The Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, his German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras (Peter Hofschröer) : MHQ". HistoryNet. http://www.historynet.com/book-review-1815-the-waterloo-campaign-wellington-his-german-allies-and-the-battles-of-ligny-and-quatre-bras-peter-hofschrer-mhq.htm. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- awarded the 1999 Literary Award of the Napoleonic Society of America.