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The history of the Kings of Britain.

Author: Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St. Asaph; Lewis Thorpe
Publisher: Baltimore, Penguin Books [1966]
Series: Penguin classics, L170.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The twelfth-century chronicle sets forth the deeds of Britain's rulers from the mythical Brutus, great-grandson of Aeneas, to Cadwallader in the seventh century.
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Genre/Form: History
Early works
Legends
Nonfiction
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Arthur, King; Merlin, (Legendary character); Merlin.; Arthur, King.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey, of Monmouth Bishop of St. Asaph; Lewis Thorpe
ISBN: 9780140441703 0140441700
OCLC Number: 2860902
Description: 373 pages map 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Geoffrey's purpose ; Who was Geoffrey of Monmouth? ; Geoffrey's sources ; The work itself ; Geoffrey the artist ; Geoffrey of Monmouth down the centuries ; Editions of the Historia ; Earlier translations ; This translation ; Acknowledgments --
Notes to the introduction --
Short bibliography of works used in the introduction and in the notes --
Map of Britain --
Dedication --
Brutus occupies the island of Albion --
Before the Romans came --
The coming of the Romans --
The house of Constantine --
The prophecies of Merlin --
The house of Constantine (continued) --
Arthur of Britain --
The Saxon domination --
Time chart.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L170.
Other Titles: Historia regum Britanniae.
Responsibility: Translated, with an introd., by Lewis Thorpe.

Abstract:

The twelfth-century chronicle sets forth the deeds of Britain's rulers from the mythical Brutus, great-grandson of Aeneas, to Cadwallader in the seventh century.

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