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The History of the Kings of Britain

Geoffrey of Monmouth - Author

Lewis Thorpe - Translator

Lewis Thorpe - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140441703 | 384 pages | 27 Jan 1977 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.
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