Geoffrey of Monmouth

(c. 1100—1155) bishop of St Asaph and historian

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(c. 1100–55)

Bishop of St Asaph in Wales and the author of a chronicle, the Historia Regum Britanniae (‘The History of the Kings of Britain’) (c.1136). In this work King Arthur was projected as a national hero defending Britain from the Saxon raiders after the departure of the Roman armies.

Subjects: Literature.

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