Completed in 1136, this classic chronicle traces the story of the
realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the
Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portraying legendary
and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the
magician, and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur,
it is as much myth as it is history, and its veracity was
questioned by other medieval writers. But Geoffrey of Monmouth’s... more...