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Montfort The Founder of Parliament: The Viceroy 1243-1253

The Viceroy is the second of the four volume series Montfort the Founder of Parliament. Katherine Ashe, a writer for stage, screen and radio theater, has spent thirty three years researching the thirteenth century and the life of Simon de Montfort. 

Warfare, clandestine romance, intrigue and Bordeaux wine mix in a feast of adventure in Volume II of Montfort The Founder of Parliament.

As Viceroy Simon de Montfort learned the hard lessons of military strategy and politics that later enabled him to seize England and found Parliament, the first modern democracy.

Here is the field of politics and warfare where Simon de Montfort learned how to seize and dominate a country, and where he was first accused of treason.

When invaders from Persia overrun and desecrate the Holy Land, the lords of Christian Palestine — whom Simon held in unity — fail to join forces and all is lost. Guilty at having left, Simon’s one goal is to return to the East. But King Henry has other work for him.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1450574238
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1450574235

Acclaim for Katherine Ashe’s Montfort: In a tale crammed with romance, deceit, rampant ambition, failures and triumphs galore, readers will get all they hoped for in this deeply researched and well-told historical narrative. Jane Geniesse, author