History of the Kings of Britain

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History of the Kings of Britain  (1136) 
by Geoffrey of Monmouth, translated by Aaron Thompson and J. A. Giles
Written circa 1136. Translation based on Aaron Thompson (1718), revised and corrected by J. A. Giles (1842)
Merlin dictating his poems, from a 13th century French manuscript


Wikified and annotated with reference to other translations, sources and analogues

Plain text[edit]

As printed in Giles's Six Old English Chronicles, with Giles's chapter headings and footnotes, no wikilinks and no added annotation


  • Introduction from Six Old English Chronicles (1848), by J. A. Giles 50%.svg


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  • Henry Lewis (1974), Brut Dingestow
  • John Morris (1980), Arthurian Period Sources Vol 8: Nennius
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