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

Meet My Main Character

I was tagged for the Meet My Main Character blog hop by Sue Millard after it was begun by Debra Brown The idea is for historical authors to introduce the main character of their novel in progress. What is the name of your character? Is she fictional or a historic…

Who was Eble le Strange?

According to Dugdale the le Strange family originated from a mythical Duke of Burgundy, whose youngest son Guy made his home in England.  Although there is no credibility to this story, the family can be traced back to the twelfth century when they held land in Norfolk and Shropshire. The…

The Abduction of Alice de Lacy

In May 1317, Alice de Lacy was escorted from her hunting lodge at Canford in Dorset and taken to Reigate Castle which was owned by John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey. Early historians mostly record this as an abduction, although some have noted that Alice, as ‘a wanton adulteress’, may…

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