Elizabeth Ashworth

About me

My first historical novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, was published my Myrmidon Books in 2010.

It was whilst I was researching for my local interest book, Tales of Old Lancashire,that I discovered the story about a hermit that was my inspiration.

I’ve always been a writer. I ‘sold’ my first article to the girls’ magazine,Diana,at the age of eleven for one pound and my first short story was published not long afterwards in Pony Annual. Since then I’ve been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

In 2006 the first of my non-fiction books, Champion Lancastrians, was published by Sigma Press and since then Countryside Books have published Lancashire:Who Lies Beneath as well as Tales of Old Lancashire.

A second novel is currently under consideration by a publisher and I have two more local interest books coming out soon.

From my website

Nicholas Owen – builder of priest holes

I was recently at Speke Hall, a Tudor house near Liverpool. In an upstairs room, you can see where a priest hole has been built into the fabric of the building to make it invisible to anyone who did not know it was there. It is of an ingenious design…

John de Lacy – Magna Carta baron

John de Lacy was one of the twenty-five barons who forced King John to agree to the terms of Magna Carta in June 1215. He was probably the youngest of the barons and the last to withdraw support from the king and join the rebel army. John de Lacy was…

Dr John Dee demonstrates a solar eclipse

The novel I am working on at the moment is about the life of Jane Dee, wife of the famous scientist and mathematician John Dee, who is also remembered for his magical conversations with the angels through his scryer Edward Kelley.  Much, although not all, of John Dee’s writing has…

 
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