Montfort the Angel with the Sword: 1260 To 1265

Montfort the Angel with the Sword: 1260 To 1265

by Katherine Ashe


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King Henry III has suppressed the elected Parliament and returned England to the abusive governance that the Provisions of Oxford of 1258 corrected. But a new force is rising to oppose him. Young lords, the common people, even the outlaws of Sherwood and the Weald are organizing, led by Simon's cousin Peter de Montfort and Gilbert de Clare.

Condemned as a traitor, Simon is lured back to England from his refuge in France where he has taken the Cross of a crusader and is about to leave for the Holy Land. Seeing the cause he championed reviving, he agrees to be the leader of this new army.

In the end he will be recognized by the people as the Angel of the Apocalypse, as the thousand year process commences in which the Church and nations dissolve in a single world order governed by the common people inspired by the Holy Spirit -- as predicted in the millennial theology of Joachim de Flor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452844237
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2010
Pages: 538
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Studying original documents of the 13th century and the works of modern scholars, and visiting the sites where Simon lived and fought, Katherine Ashe has devoted thirty-three years to researching the Montfort series of historical novels which is brought to completion in this volume. Her work has been hailed by historians as bringing new insights into the life of Simon de Montfort and the causes of events that established the form of modern democracy.

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thosgpetri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought the 4 volumes of Montfort would last me all winter, but swept along with the story I finished them in, figuratively, in one breath. The story of Montford and his fight to establish Parliament is exciting, captivating. The ending is history, not a fairy tale and not the ending I hoped for. But what he fought for has lasted to the present day, Montford left the world a better place than he found it. How he did it despite the obstacles he faced throughout his life are what make his story worth 4 volumes and the effort to read them. The volumes are well complimented by the author's notes and the Historical Notes at the end of each volume, tying history and the author's understanding of the events together.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
MONTFORT: THE ANGEL AND THE SWORD 1260 TO 1265 by Katherine Ashe is volume IV,Book #5 in the “Montfort:The Founder of Parliament”,but can be read as a stand alone,although, it has reappearing characters. See, “volume 1: Montfort: The Early Years 1229 to 1243″,” volume 2: Montfort: The Viceroy 1243 to 1253″ and “volume III,Book 4 “Montfort: The Revolutionary 12 53 to 1260″. This is the conclusion to this impression four volume story of Simon de Montfort,Earl of Leicester,founder of England’s Parliament. This author’s knowledge,and research into this matter really shines through in this historical fiction with its characters,their desire for a better place in England,and their determination. Although,full of betrayal,sacrifice,secrets,political intrigue,greed and a country that is war-torn,democracy may just survive after all. I think this is the best of all the Montfort series. My hats off to the brilliant author. I truly believe anyone who enjoys historical fiction,Early England,Kings,Earls,and Democracy of England. At the end of each volume the author has written “Historical notes” which is not only educational but very knowledgable. A must read! Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at Wake Robin Press,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that Montfort by Katherine Ashe is a 2012 B.R.A.G.MedallionTM Honoree. This book is certainly worth you time and money!