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

#SPANISH CIVIL WAR; #DARK AGES; #JACOBITES: #ZULUS; and #NAPOLEONICS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EBSWORTH’S OCTOBER NEWSLETTER! A newsletter to keep friends, family and supporters in the loop. October 2016, Issue #55 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome Anybody know what happened to September? It seems only to have lasted a few days – like I only just…

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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