The History Of The Kings Of Britain

Paperback | January 27, 1977

byOf Monmouth Geoffrey Of MonmouthTranslated byLewis ThorpeIntroduction byLewis Thorpe

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This heroic epic of the twelfth century, describing such half-legendary kings as Cymbeline, Arthur, and Lear, inspired Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, and many other writers.

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 Completed in 1136, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain is an important piece of English literature that documents a time that would otherwise be inaccessible. This epic work spans 2,000 years, from the founding of Britain by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons. Names like Lear, Cymbaline and Arthur are recorded h...

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This heroic epic of the twelfth century, describing such half-legendary kings as Cymbeline, Arthur, and Lear, inspired Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, and many other writers.

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This heroic epic of the twelfth century, describing such half-legendary kings as Cymbeline, Arthur, and Lear, inspired Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, and many other writers.

This heroic epic of the twelfth century, describing such half-legendary kings as Cymbeline, Arthur, and Lear, inspired Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, and many other writers.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.78 × 5.07 × 0.87 inPublished:January 27, 1977Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140441700

ISBN - 13:9780140441703

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Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe

Introduction
1. Geoffrey's Purpose
2. Who was Geoffrey of Monmouth?
3. Geoffrey's Sources
4. The Work Itself
5. Geoffrey the Artist
6. Geoffrey of Monmouth down the Centuries
7. Editions of the Historia
8. Earlier Translations
9. This Translation
10. Acknowledgments

Notes to the Introduction
Short Bibliography of Works Used in the Introduction and in the Notes
Map of Britain
Dedication

Part One: Brutus Occupies the Island of Albion

Part Two: Before the Romans Came

Part Three: The Coming of the Romans

Part Four: The House of Constantine

Part Five: The Prophecies of Merlin

Part Six: The House of Constantine (Continued)

Part Seven: Arthur of Britain

Part Eight: The Saxon Domination

Time Chart
Index

From Our Editors

 Completed in 1136, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain is an important piece of English literature that documents a time that would otherwise be inaccessible. This epic work spans 2,000 years, from the founding of Britain by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons. Names like Lear, Cymbaline and Arthur are recorded here for the first time with the impassioned language of word-of-mouth. This remarkably vivid narrative has a historical spirit so exciting that it’s really hard to put down.