Elizabeth Ashworth
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Elizabeth Ashworth

I've been a published writer since I sold my first short story to Pony Annual in my teens. My specialist genres are historical fiction and local history. My stories are inspired by the local history of Lancashire and the North West. I spend a lot of my time researching, discovering forgotten facts from old books, and visiting castles, old houses and sites of historical interest. A particular interest of mine is the history of the de Lacy family who feature in some of my novels. My first historical novel The de Lacy Inheritance was published by Myrmidon Books in June 2010. By Loyalty Bound, which tells the story of the Lancashire born mistress of Richard III was published by Pen and Sword Fiction in 2013. Other historical novels include: An Honourable Estate, along with its short prequel The Lady of Haigh, inspired by the legend of Mab’s Cross at Wigan. Favoured Beyond Fortune, which tells the story of Alicia de Lacy, set in the reign of Edward II. The Circle of Fortune, which continues Alicia's story and her fight for her lands and castles. Many Kinds of Silence, which traces the lost years of William Shakespeare in Lancashire and his relationship with his patron Ferdinando Stanley - a man who could easily have been king. The Merlin's Wife, the story of Jane who married the Tudor magus John Dee. The King's Appointed, which tells the story of Isolde de Heton and why she broke her vows and ran away from the anchorage in the churchyard at Whalley. You can find out more about me, my books and my research on my website at www.elizabethashworth.com You can find my author page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Ashworth-Author-Page/130108760471165?ref=hl and follow me on Twitter: @elizashworth Elizabeth Ashworth also writes Lancashire based sagas under the name Libby Ashworth.

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