William Bernard McCabe (1801–91) was an Irish author of historical romances. Born in Dublin, he worked as a journalist for local newspapers before moving to London in 1833. He was employed by The Morning Chronicle and The Morning Herald to provide coverage of parliamentary debates and to review new books. He published A Catholic History of England in 1847-54. McCabe's's historical novels include Florine, Princess of Burgundy (1855) and Adelaide, Queen of Italy (1856). After retiring, he settled in Brittany.