The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, Medieval Britain
Paperback Published on: 25/01/1973
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140441703
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 281g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The History of the Kings of Britain
Nearly 1000 years old and still fascinating!
For something written nearly a millennium ago, this is a very readable account of what those in Norman-Britain thought was the history of the country that ... READ MORE
Yasmin Foster