Geoffrey of Monmouth

Standard Name: Geoffrey of Monmouth


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Stewart
Having always wanted to write a historical novel, MS later recalled that the idea for The Crystal Cave came from a story in an early history of King Arthur : Geoffrey of Monmouth 's twelfth-century...
Textual Features Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
The first eight poems, in hexameter, relate legends of saints' lives, with careful and scholarly citing of sources. Katharina M. Wilson identifies in them three major themes: grace and divine forgiveness for the repentant sinner...
Textual Production Jan Morris
The matter of Wales (more commonly rendered as the matter of Britain) generally refers to material preserved in Welsh medieval manuscripts (the White Book of Rhydderch, the Red Book of Hergest, and...
Textual Production Rosemary Sutcliff
In 1979-81 RS published a trilogy of books, The Sword and the Circle, The Light Beyond the Forest, and The Road to Camlann, which were subsequently re-issued together as The King Arthur...


About 1136
The obscure figure known as Geoffrey of Monmouth , who was probably Bishop of St Asaph (though many other roles have been assigned him), finished writing his History of the Kings of Britain, or...
About 1400
An important manuscript book in Welsh, compiled this year, is now known as the Llyfr Coch o Hergest or Red Book of Hergest. It survives in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.