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The History of the Kings of Britain: An edition and translation of the De gestis Britonum [Historia Regum Brittannie]

The History of the Kings of Britain: An edition and translation of the De gestis Britonum [Historia Regum Brittannie], by Geoffrey of Monmouth

Edited by Michael D. Reeve; Translated by Neil Wright
Boydell and Brewer, 2009
ISBN: 9781843834410

This imaginative history of the Britons, written in the twelfth century, contains the first appearance of many mythical figures, King Lear and King Arthur among them. It rapidly became a `bestseller’ across the British Isles and Europe: over 200 manuscripts survive. Here, an authoritative version of the text is presented with a facing translation, prepared especially for the volume. It also contains a full introduction and notes.

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