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Very little is known of Geoffrey of Monmouth. He seems to have lived for a time in Oxford and in 1151 he became Bishop Elect of St Asaph, North Wales. He was ordained at Westminster in 1152. According to the Welsh Chronicles he died in 1155. Lewis Thorpe was Professor of French at Nottingham University from 1958 to 1977. He has published many books and articles on Arthur, both on the French and English traditions. He died in 1977.
Geoffrey of Monmouth is the man who really started the "King Arthur Craze" of the 12th & 13th centuries. Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by J. Angus Macdonald
Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle of the Britons (mostly in England) reads a bit like Herodotus though on a lesser scale. Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by SJM
I highly recomend Geffory of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain". This book explors the first rulers of Britain to the time when the Saxons took over the island. Read morePublished on June 14 2003
As to this book's worth to either History or Literature is, in my mind, seriously in doubt. To anyone wanting to read this be forewarned that it reads as a list of: who invaded... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2002 by Kindle Customer
Geoffrey of Monmouth's History traces the kingship of Britain from its mythical origins after the fall of Troy to the beginning of Saxon rule. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2000
This work, as another reviewer has mentioned, is not a history in the modern sense. It is full of fanciful tales: characters who assume the shapes of others, fights with giants,... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000 by Nathaniel Grublet
A great book for anyone interested in historical fictionPublished on Jan. 22 2000 by patrick mcfarland