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Katherine Ashe – Essays

Jews and Montfort

As an historian who has devoted 35 years to the study of 13th century documents relating to  Simon de Montfort I would like to take…

The Montfort Lion

The family of Montfort had as their device a European lion rampant. Unlike the African lion, it has no mane; it’s similar to the American…

Katherine Ashe

Writing Montfort

I began research on Montfort in 1977. By 1985 I had the first draft completed, at approximately 1,500 pages.  There were a few fairly recent…