History of the Kings of Britain

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Arthur, -- King, Legends, Celtic, Merlin (Legendary character), Great Britain -- History -- T
Statementby Geoffrey of Monmouth. The Sebastian Evans translation, rev. by Charles W. Dunn
SeriesA Dutton paperback, D14
ContributionsEvans, Sebastian, 1830-1909, Dunn, Charles William, 1877-
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 281 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14502883M

Completed inThe History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later.

Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur, it is as much myth as it is history/5. 1 []. But Gratian Municeps, hearing of the death of Maximian, seized the crown, and made himself this he exercised such tyranny that the common people fell upon him in tumultuous manner and murdered him.

When this news reached other countries, their former enemies returned back from Ireland, and bringing with them the Scots, Norwegians, and.

History of the Kings of Britain/Book 4. But let thus much suffice concerning them, since I do not propose to write the history of this people, or of the Scots, who derived their original from them and the Irish. Marius, after he had settled the island in perfect peace, began to love the Roman people, paying the tribute that was demanded of.

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$ 81 Used from $ 40 New from $ 1 Collectible /5(56). In The History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth proposes to set forth the history of the British kings starting with Brutus and ending with Cadwallo. Geoffrey undertakes this endeavor at the request of the Archdeacon of Oxford who presents Geoffry with an ancient text to translate from British into Latin.

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Book I. Chapter 1. The epistle dedicatory to Robert earl of Gloucester Whilst occupied on many and various studies, I happened to light upon the History of the Kings of Britain, and wondered that in the account which Gildas and Bede, in their elegant treatises, had given of them, I found nothing said of those kings who lived here before theFile Size: KB.

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Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. - c. ) was one of the major figures in the development of British historiography. His chronicle The History of the Kings of Britain was a classic of its time.

Monmouth claims that Brutus, or Brute of Troy, is a descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas. HISTORY OF THE KINGS OF BRITAIN Book I - AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks - More medieval romance than history, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae represents the oldest versions we.

The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear history of pre-Saxon Britain, from its founding by Trojan exiles to the loss of native British (Celtic) sovereignty in the face of Germanic invaders.

Along the way, Geoffrey introduces readers. LibriVox recording of History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth. (Translated by J. Giles; Aaron Thompson.) Read in English by Paul Mazumdar More medieval romance than history, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae represents the oldest versions we have of many of many legends of Britain, populated by such characters as the Leir.

The following list of legendary kings of Britain derives predominantly from Geoffrey of Monmouth's circa work Historia Regum Britanniae ("the History of the Kings of Britain"). Geoffrey constructed a largely fictional history for the Britons (ancestors of the Welsh, the Cornish and the Bretons), partly based on the work of earlier medieval historians like Gildas, Nennius and.

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Tel: The man credited with legitimizing the Arthurian legend is the Welshman Geoffrey of : Historynet Staff. History of the Kings of Britain (Latin: Historia Regum Britanniae or'De gestis Britonum) is a book written in Latin around the year CE by the British writer Geoffrey of Monmouth.

It is a largely fictitious work which has very little value as a work of history. However, it has enormous value as a work of medieval literature because it was the first literary treatment of the Arthurian. Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain -- the earliest book to detail the legendary foundation of Britain and life of King Arthur -- was widely read during the Middle Ages.

This volume presents the first English translation of what may have been his source, the anonymous First Variant Version, attested in just a handful of manuscripts. The History of the Kings of Britain, translated from its Latin title Historia Regum Britanniae and originally titled De gestis Britonum, is a work of pseudo-history written around by Geoffrey of Monmouth.

A series of twelve volumes mirroring the structure of Virgil’s Aeneid, it traces the rise and fall of almost a hundred kings of. "The History of the Kings of Britain" was believe to be a real history book for many years but is now quite obviously a collection of tall tales.

But even if most of the book is myth this is an important book in for anyone interested in British 5/5(5). Buy The History of the Kings of Britain (Classics) New Impression by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Lewis Thorpe, Lewis Thorpe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages.

The work narrates a linear history of pre-Saxon Britain, from its founding by Trojan exiles to the loss of native British (Celtic) sovereignty in the face of Germanic invaders. The Historia Regum Britanniae (English: The History of the Kings of Britain) is a pseudohistorical account of British history, written c.

by Geoffrey of chronicles the lives of the kings of the Britons in a chronological narrative spanning a time of two thousand years, beginning with the Trojans founding the British nation and continuing until the Anglo-Saxons assumed.

The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear history of pre-Saxon Britain, from its founding by Trojan exiles to the loss of native British (Celtic) sovereignty in the face of Germanic invaders.

Along the way, Geoffrey introduces readers to such familiar figures as King Lear, Cymbeline, Vortigern 1/5(1). The History of the Kings of Britain was originally published under the Latin title, Historia Regum Britanniae, by Anglo-Saxon monk, Geoffrey of Monmouth.

The chronicle is famous as the original source of the legend of Sir Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as the Prophecies of : Gottfried & Fritz. Sovereigns of Britain; Kings of Wessex (West Saxons) name dynasty or house reign; 1 Athelstan was king of Wessex and the first king of all England.: 2 James VI of Scotland became also James I of England in Upon accession to the English throne, he styled himself "King of Great Britain" and was so proclaimed.

The History of the Kings of Britain. Geoffrey ap Arthur, later known as Geoffrey of Monmouth, completed this work in He claimed that Walter Mapes, Archdeacon of Oxford, discovered an ancient manuscript in Armorica (Brittany) written in the British tongue i.e.

the Celtic language of the Britons prior to the arrival of the Saxons and Danes. Get this from a library. The history of the Kings of Britain. [Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St.

Asaph; Lewis Thorpe]. The History of the Kings of Britain is a detailed narrative which begins with the Trojan diaspora which followed the fall of Troy.

Geoffrey spends many pages on Brutus, the Trojan who was guided by the goddess Diana to lead Britain's first inhabitants to the island (that is, if you don't count the giants that were living there at the time).Arthurian Passages from The History of the Kings of Britain by: Geoffrey of Monmouth (Author), J.

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