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The British history of Geoffrey of Monmouth.

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Published by J. Bohn in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- History -- To 449

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsThompson, Aaron, b 1681 or 2, [from old catalog] tr., Giles, John Allen, 1808-1884, [from old catalog] ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA140.G4 T5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 282 p.
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23385107M
    LC Control Number02016354


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History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth Book 4. Such was the wonderful valour of the British nation in those times, that they were able to put the conqueror of the world twice to flight and being ready to die for the defence of their country and liberty, they, even though defeated, withstood him whom the whole world could.

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On the way, Geoffrey recounts the tales of King Leir, Cymbeline, and Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain/5. Geoffrey Of Monmouth, (died ), medieval English chronicler and bishop of St. Asaph (), whose major work, the Historia regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), brought the figure of Arthur into European literature.

In three passages of the Historia Geoffrey describes himself as “Galfridus Monemutensis,” an indication that he probably came from Monmouth. His finest work, "The History of the Kings of Britain", traces the reign of nearly a hundred British kings, beginning with the nation's mythical founder, Brutus.

It is an imaginative and meticulously written masterpiece. Modeled after the Ænied, one half of the work is devoted towards the first ten centuries of British s: 8. The British History of Geoffrey of Monmouth: In Twelve Books (Classic Reprint) Page - But I advise them to be silent concerning the kings of the Britons, since they have not that book written in the British tongue, which Walter, archdeacon of Oxford, brought out of Britain.

The book's four appendices contain fresh translations by Faletra of the major sources and analogues to Geoffrey's history, including Geoffrey's own Life of Merlin.

Faletra's up-to-date introduction, notes, and bibliography enable the reader to follow recent scholarly discussion and debate surrounding one of the most influential, and /5(29).

Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories of the Kings of Britain was a medieval attempt to forge a national epic for the British people, shortly after the Norman conquest. Geoffrey invented a mythical back-history for the Britons, starting, as Virgil did, with a fugitive from the sack of Troy, named Brute or Brutus.

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). 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. 15 Geoffrey of Monmouth: A History of the Kings of Britain From: Book I Britain, the best of islands, is situated in The British history of Geoffrey of Monmouth.

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Narrations taken from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 12th century ‘History of the Kings of Britain’ and translated from Latin into modern English. Modern historians try to downplay this book and. Geoffrey's history combines traditions from oral British culture, historiographical writing in the tradition of Bede, and earlier writings on the political history of Britain.

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the kingdom which you enjoy, and which God grant you may long enjoy in peace. For against us the poor remains of the British race, all the people of the adjacent islands have risen up, and made an utter devastation in our country, which then abounded with all kinds of riches.

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He is best known for his chronicle The History of the Kings of Britain, which, though now considered historically unreliable, was widely popular in its day and is cited as an important work of national myth.

Lewis Thorpe was professor of French at Nottingham University from to /5(92). Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. search Search the Wayback Machine. Featured texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection Full text of "The British history of Geoffrey of Monmouth".

Historia Regum Britanniae—in 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 control.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH'S IMPORTANT BRITISH HISTORY,AN IMPORTANT SOURCE FOR THE STORY OF KING LEAR AND THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR.

JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH (THOMPSON, Aaron, translator). The British History. London: J. Bowyer, H. Clements, and W. and J. Innys, Author: JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH.

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Historia regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain), is an account of British history, written around by Geoffrey of Monmouth.

It chronicles the lives of the kings of the Britons over the course of two thousand years, beginning with the Trojans founding the British nation and continuing until the Anglo-Saxons assumed control of.

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Asaph, ?; Thompson, Aaron, b or 2, [from old catalog] tr; Giles, John Allen,[from old catalog] ed. Geoffrey of Monmouth was most probably also responsible for Vita Merlini, (The Life of Merlin), which appeared about These works together helped give a sense of national identity to the diverse Saxon, Norman, and British inhabitants of the British Isles, and provided much material for later writers to embellish.

Is Geoffrey's work history. 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. Buy The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Michael A. Faletra (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(24). The Ecclesiastical History of the English People was written in Latin by the Venerable Bede (), a Benedictine monk living in Northumbria, an important Christian centre in the eighth century.

It is a remarkable document, tracing, in general, early Anglo-Saxon history, and in particular, as the title proclaims, the growth and establishment of Christianity against the backdrop of the. Geoffrey of Monmouth is the man who really started the "King Arthur Craze" of the 12th & 13th centuries.

After writing "The History of the Kings of Britain" we have the explosion of works by Chretien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, the Vulgate Cycle and all the rest, eventually culminating in the 15th century with Le Morte D'Arthur.5/5(5).About the source:Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain is one of the great perplexing works of the Middle Ages.

It purports to be a translation of a work in British, that is, Welsh, previously unknown to the twelfth century, before it fell into Geoffrey's hands.