Katherine Ashe

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Occupation writer
Location Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction I'm currently publishing Montfort, my work on the life of Simon de Montfort who founded England's Parliament in 1258 and created modern democracy. (see volumes I and II on amazon.com search montfort.) However, when I'm not working on Montfort, I write plays and screenplays on historical subjects, ranging from my play "Supper with the Pope" on the Borgias and the beginnings of Western versus Islamic imperialism, to "The Treasure" about a convent in France where, during WWII, the starving nuns rescued British flyers and hid the Belgian national treasure,
Interests history, philosophy, the Middle Ages, where we are going as a species -- all this serious stuff relieved with a little gardening.
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia, Persuasion, Emma, Gosford Park, Cold Comfort farm
Favorite Music Boito's Mephistopheles
Favorite Books Currently: Beryl Markham's West with the Night; de Toqueville's Democracy in America, and for fun, Steven Saylor's Roma sub Rosa mystery series set in Rome between the time of Sulla and Caesar.

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