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“Thomas has shown…” Folques’ stern voice intoned, as if the name itself should annihilate all opposition. “Ah, yes, the revered Aquinas,” Simon broke in on the priest. “He would deny souls’ equal value before God, and have every creature chained in endless file like slaves, each bracketed by his immediate superior and inferior. In Heaven, we usefully might be known just by a number.” “It’s so comforting to be sure that those below me are inferior to me in every way, by the will of God.” Joinville raised his dark, arching brows and looked to Louis. ”
—Montfort The Angel with the Sword, pp. 21-2
How did modern democracy begin? And why? For 34 years I've researched and written about the man who founded England's Parliament. While working on Montfort I've also written plays, screenplays and written and produced radio theater. My works have been chiefly...