The History of the Kings of Britain
by Geoffrey Monmouth , Lewis Thorpe
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Completed in 1136, The History of the Kings of Brittany traces the history of the kingdom from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the entrance of Saxons some two thousand years laterHoping to depict them legendary and semi legendary figures like Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur, this is as much the myth as it is of history and its truth has been questioned by other medieval writersBut Geoffrey de Monmouth’s powerful evocation of illustrious men and actions captured the imagination of subsequent generations, and his influence can be traced through the works of Malory, Shakespeare, Dryden and Tennyson
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