The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Geoffrey of Monmouth
Publisher : Broadview Press
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ISBN : 1551116391
Pages : 309 pages
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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, the prophet Merlin, and a host of others. Most importantly, he provides the first birth-to-death account of the life of King Arthur. His focus on that king’s reign sparked the vogue for Arthurian romance throughout medieval Europe that has continued into the twenty-first century. This new translation is the first in over forty years and the first to be based on the Bern manuscript, now considered the authoritative Latin text. It is accompanied by an introduction that highlights the significance of Geoffrey’s work in his own day and focuses in particular on the ambiguous status of the text between history and fiction. Appendices include historical sources, early responses to the History, and other medieval writings on King Arthur and Merlin.


De Gestis Britonum

De Gestis Britonum


Author : Geoffrey (of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph)
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN : 1843832062
Pages : 389 pages
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Text and translation of key Arthurian text - a major source for scholars.


The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Geoffrey of Monmouth
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241241987
Pages : 384 pages
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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.


History of the Kings of Britain

History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Geoffrey Monmouth
Publisher : CreateSpace
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ISBN : 9781479376780
Pages : 280 pages
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The "Historia Regum Britanniae" (English: The History of the Kings of Britain) is a pseudo-historical account of British history, written circa 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth. It 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 of much of Britain around the 7th century. Geoffrey's account can be seen to be wildly inaccurate - but it remains a valuable piece of medieval literature, which contains the earliest known version of the story of King Lear and his three daughters, and introduced non-Welsh-speakers to the legend of King Arthur.Geoffrey of Monmouth (circa 1100 – 1155) was a cleric and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur. He is best known for his chronicle Historia Regum Britanniae ("History of the Kings of Britain"), which was widely popular in its day and was credited, well into the 16th century, being translated into various other languages from its original Latin.


The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Geoffrey Monmouth
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ISBN : 9781511437318
Pages : 322 pages
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"The History of the Kings of Britain," which was published in the 12th century, is one of the first books to have ever collected the stories of King Arthur and the Prophesies of Merlin. It contains the original subject matter for the story of Shakespeare's King Lear and some histories of Brutus and the origin of the British Isles. A masterpiece in the English literary canon.


The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Geoffrey of Monmouth
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0140441700
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (14 users)

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Completed in 1136, this classic chronicle 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. Lewis Thorpe’s translation from the Latin brings us an accurate and enthralling version of Geoffrey’s remarkable narrative. His introduction discusses in depth the aims of the author and his possible sources, and describes the impact of this work on British literature.


A Brief History of British Kings & Queens

A Brief History of British Kings & Queens


Author : Mike Ashley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 147211731X
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light. This revised and shortened edition of The Mammoth Book of British Kings & Queens includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an accessible source for students and general readers.


The history of the kings of England and the Modern history, tr. by J. Sharpe. Revised with notes by J. Stevenson

The history of the kings of England and the Modern history, tr. by J. Sharpe. Revised with notes by J. Stevenson


Author : William (of Malmesbury.)
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Pages : 478 pages
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The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : David W. Burchmore
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ISBN : 9780674241367
Pages : 508 pages
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Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain--the earliest book to detail the legendary foundation of Britain and life of King Arthur--was widely read during the Middle Ages. This volume presents the first English translation of what may have been his source, the anonymous First Variant Version, attested in just a handful of manuscripts.


Arthur: King of Britain

Arthur: King of Britain


Author : Michael Fraley
Publisher : Caliber Comics
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ISBN : 162665798X
Pages : 166 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (626 users)

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King Arthur

King Arthur


Author : Richard Barber
Publisher : Boydell Press
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ISBN : 9780851152547
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (152 users)

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Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.


The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Britain

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Britain


Author : Charles Phillips
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ISBN : 9780681459618
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (459 users)

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"A lavishly illustrated history of the royalty and their families from Saxon times to today." -- Provided by publisher.


The British History

The British History


Author : Geoffrey (of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph)
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Pages : 596 pages
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The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain


Author : Galfredus (Monumetensis.)
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ISBN : 9781843834410
Pages : 307 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (834 users)

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Written in the 1130s, Geoffrey's imaginative history of the Britons from Brutus to Cadwallader, and the first to recount the woes of Lear and the glittering career of Arthur, rapidly became a bestseller. An ideal text for scholars, this is a reprint of the Latin text with a facing English translation.


Crown and Country

Crown and Country


Author : David Starkey
Publisher : Harperpress
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ISBN : 9780007307722
Pages : 488 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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The monarchy is one of Britain's longest surviving institutions - as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its magnificent history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector - all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain's monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.This brilliant book, in part a collection of biographies of Britain's kings and queens, provides an in-depth examination of what the British monarchy has meant, what it means now and what it will continue to mean. Bringing to life a cast of colourful characters, Starkey's trademark energy and authority make him the perfect guide on this epic, accessible and compelling journey, as he offers us a vivid portrait of British culture, politics and nationhood through an institution that has defined the realm for nearly two thousand years.


Proceedings of the Battle Conference

Proceedings of the Battle Conference


Author : Marjorie Chibnall
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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ISBN : 0851152864
Pages : 302 pages
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Abbey, town and early charters of Battle; Anglo-Norman succession 1120-1125; Aethelings in Normandy; 11c Barons and their Officials; Coinage and currency under Henry I; Early earls of Norman England; Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain; Ivo of Chartres; Landholding by Milites in Domesday; Robert of Belleme; Robert of Mortain; Sculpture romane de Normandie; William I's Breton supporters; William of Malmesbury's description of Jerusalem. E. SEARLE, L. BARKER, M. BAYLE, M. BLACKBURN, D.F. FLEMING, J. GILLINGHAM, B. GOLDING, A. GRABOIS, K.S.B. KEATS-ROHAN, S. KEYNES, C.P. LEWIS, K. LEYSER, J.F.A. MASON, K. THOMPSON.24 plates, figs.


History of the Ancient Britons, from the Earliest Period to the Invasion of the Saxons

History of the Ancient Britons, from the Earliest Period to the Invasion of the Saxons


Author : John Allen Giles
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Pages : 436 pages
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