William Bernard McCabe
1801-1891; b. Dublin, 23 Nov.; journalist in Dublin, 1825-40, as WBM;
also poems in Irish Monthly Magazine, 1832-34; staff London Morning
Chronicle, 1835-50, and connected with Morning Herald; published A Catholic History of England (3 vols. 1847-54), closing with Norman
Conquest; ed. Dublin Telegraph for Cardinal Wiseman, 1852-57; historical
romances incl. Adelaide: Queen of Italy (1856); and Agnes Arnold
(1861); d. 8 Dec., Donnybrook. ODNB PI DIW IF SUTH
A Catholic History of England (3 vols. 1847-54); Adelaide: Queen
of Italy (1856); Agnes Arnold, 3 vols. (London: Newby 1861); A Christmas Story Book (Dublin: Duffy 1860); A Grandfathers
Story Book (Dublin: Duffy 1852).
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919),
atttests to many Catholic works; Agnes Arnold (London: 1861) [on
the courses by which people were driven into rebellion in 1798].
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in
Fiction [Pt II] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), adds A Christmas Story
Book (Duffy 1860); A Grandfathers Story Book (Duffy 1852).
John Sutherland, The Longman
Companion to Victorian Fiction (Longmans 1988; rep. 1989), gives bio-data:
b. Dublin, Catholic; journalist after 1823; moved to London in 1830s,
wrote for Morning Chronicle; interested in Anglo-Saxon poetry and
antiquarianism, he travelled widely; lived in Brittany; historical romances
in Bertha (1851), a romance of the dark ages; Adelaide, Queen
of Italy (1856); Agnes Arnold (1861) is an Irish novel set
in 1798; d. in Dublin at 90. BL 2.