The History of the Kings of Britain

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Completed in 1136, this is the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the Saxons some 2000 years later. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin and King Arthur it is as much myth as it is history but it captured the imagination of subsequent generations.

ISBN: 9780140441703 Author: Geoffrey, Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 25th January 1973 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 936.200992 (edition:18) Pages: 373 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

Completed in 1136, The 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 and its veracity was questioned by other medieval writers. But Geoffrey of Monmouth’s powerful evocation of illustrious men and deeds 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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