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.

From my website

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

Just 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…

Sixth Century Britain – the Hill Fort Walks: Part Two

My journeys to check out the locations I’ve used as settings for The Song-Sayer’s Lament took me next to Anglesey, which features strongly in the novel. There are some remarkable archaeological sites on the island, all worth a visit, and including: Aberlleiniog Castle (Llangoed); or the burial chambers at Porth…

Manchester Jacobites

It’s not easy to walk around Manchester and picture the place as it might have looked in 1745 – but it’s not impossible either. And I’ve done this Manchester Jacobites walk in a couple of different ways. The simple way is to stand in three different locations – the Victoria…

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