|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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