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People/Characters: Geoffrey of Monmouth

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Arthur King of Britain: History, Chronicle, Romance & Criticism by Richard L. Brengle
Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction by Derek Pearsall
A Brief History of Britain 1066 - 1485 by Nicholas Vincent
Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies Wales: Volume XXVIII Part III November 1979 Peredur: The Four Early Manuscripts by J. K. Bollard (Editor)
The Cambridge History of English Literature: Vol. II, The End of the Middle Ages by A. W. Ward
Cof cenedl VI by Geraint H. Jenkins
Collaborative Meaning in Medieval Scribal Culture: The Otho La3amon (Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism) by Elizabeth Johnson Bryan
The Development of Arthurian Romance by Roger Sherman Loomis
English Medieval Romance by W. R. J. Barron
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by J. W. Burrow
King Arthur and Chivalry by Bonnie Wheeler
The Life of King Arthur (Everyman Paperback Classics) by Wace
The Literature of Medieval England by Durant Waite Robertson
Lost Literature of Medieval England by R. M. Wilson
Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs by Carl Lindahl
The Medieval Quest for Arthur by Robert Rouse
Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology, 7 CDs [The Modern Scholar Series] by Susan A. Johnston
The New Arthurian Encyclopedia (Garland Refernce Library Of The Humanities, Vol. 931) by Norris J. Lacy
Not Ordinarily Borrowable by Thomas Thurman
Origins of Arthurian Romances: Early Sources for the Legends of Tristan, the Grail and the Abduction of the Queen by Flint F. Johnson
The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend (Oxford Quick Reference) by Alan Lupack
The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe
The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation by James J. Wilhelm
Science fiction handbook, revised by L. Sprague de Camp
Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain by Rachel Bromwich

Character description

Geoffrey of Monmouth: Welsh clergyman who, in the 1130w, published the Historia Regum Britanniae, a largely fictional history of the Kings of England. Despite its patent fictions, which were detected from the beginning, it proved highly popular. It was the source for the Arthurian legend as we now know it, as well as the story of King Lear. We have few details on Geoffrey himself; he probably derived a few ideas from Welsh legend, but the bulk of his original material was his own creation.

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