Geoffrey of Monmouth


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Geof·frey of Mon·mouth

 (jĕf′rē; mŏn′məth) 1100?-1154.
English chronicler whose semihistorical Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1139) popularized Arthurian legend and contains the source material for several of Shakespeare's plays.
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Geoffrey of Monmouth

(ˈdʒɛfrɪ)
n
(Biography) ?1100–54, Welsh bishop and chronicler; author of Historia Regum Britanniae, the chief source of Arthurian legends
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Geof′frey of Mon′mouth

(ˈdʒɛf ri)
n.
1100?–1154, English chronicler.
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Noun1.Geoffrey of Monmouth - Welsh chronicler who wrote an account of the kings of Britain which is now believed to contain little historical fact but it is a source of the Arthurian legend (circa 1100-1154)
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(the third Norman king who ruled our land) there lived a monk called Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was filled with the love of his land, and he made up his mind to write a history of the kings of Britain.
Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories, translated by Sebastian Evans.
Geoffrey of Monmouth, 'Historia Regum Britanniae' (Latin), about 1136.
It's also a place of legend: a cleric in the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote that King Arthur of myth was conceived in a castle on this part of the coast in Tintagel (there's no evidence to support his claim).
The seer's death is unaccounted for by Geoffrey of Monmouth. In the later Estoire, however, he is effectively murdered by Vivien, one of the Ladies of the Lake.
Mr Hayes states: "It has long been established by various historians and scholars that Geoffrey of Monmouth's writings on "King Arthur" are fictitious." That is perfectly true and nothing new.
The programme made a brief reference to the monk, Geoffrey of Monmouth's (c.1090 -1155 AD) article: the History of Kings -- in which he introduces the legendary King Arthur.
Flood, Victoria, Prophecy, Politics and Place in Medieval England: From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Thomas of Erceldoune, Cambridge, D.
King Arthur theories WITH regard to Simon Keegan's theories about King Arthur being at Outlane, he is just the latest to have fallen for Geoffrey of Monmouth's tall tales.
In the beginnings of Arthurian literature, which was based on the "Breton material," there was Geoffrey of Monmouth (Galfridus Monemutensis), a Gallo-Norman cleric, who created in England, around 1138, during the rule of Henry I, the history of British kings, The Historia Regum Britanniae Geoffrey started his History of the Kings of Britain from Brutus, an eponymous king, who came to Albion after the fall of Troy, and he ended it with the death of Cadwallader in 689 A.D.
Trojan legends began to tangibly influence British minds mainly with the advent of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain).
There are discussions of law in the plays of Shakespeare, of the concept of law in Geoffrey of Monmouth's influential History of the Kings of Britain, of Emersonian individualism, of the literary criticism of Henry Hazlitt (best known to libertarians as a writer on economics), of imperial law in E.