David Ebsworth

About me

Dave McCall writes historical fiction under the pen name David Ebsworth. His first novel, The Jacobites’ Apprentice, is published by SilverWood Books.

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David Ebsworth’s Newsletter

#DARK AGES; #SPANISH CIVIL WAR; #JACOBITES: #ZULUS; and #NAPOLEONICS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE DAVID EBSWORTH NEWSLETTER! A newsletter to keep friends, family and supporters in the loop. July 2016, Issue #52 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome It’s the wonderful thing about history, of course, that it doesn’t really exist. Apart from the date and time…

Who Stole Britain’s Sixth Century?

  I paid my first visit to Sixth Century Dark Ages Britain almost fifty years ago. It was Rosemary Sutcliff’s fault, since it was through the pages of A Sword at Sunset that my juvenile “King Arthur’s Round Table” image of the so-called Dark Ages first began to dissolve –…

Ten Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Know About The Jacobites

A brief summary from the “Ten Things” talks I’d been doing in April 2016 to mark the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden and the end of the Jacobites’ 1745 Rebellion. These talks usually accompanied showing of Brian Blessed’s film, Chasing The Deer. 1. The word “Jacobite” means “Supporter…

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