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The History of the Kings of Britain

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The History of the Kings of Britain 

This is the summary of The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Michael A. Faletra. 

129521The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of MonmouthLewis Thorpe

It is an epic work spanning two thousand years, from the founding of Britain by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons. As a historian Geoffrey is sometimes less than reliable, but as the chronicler of half-legendary figures whose deeds have captured the imagination of millions, he is unrivalled: Lear, Cymbeline and, above all, Arthur was first recorded here, and the Historia’s influence inspired Malory and Tennyson, Shakespeare and Dryden.

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