Author:Geoffrey of Monmouth
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(c. 1090s/1095 – ?/1155)
|Monmouth, south Wales, perhaps of Breton descent, he spent most of his life as an Augustinian canon in Oxford. He wrote in Latin, claiming to be translating from Welsh. His works introduced non-Welsh speakers to the legend of King Arthur and remained influential into early modern times, although their historical accuracy was questioned as early as 1190 by William of Newburgh. He was consecrated as Bishop of St. Asaph in February 1152, but died apparently without ever visiting his diocese.Latin Galfridus Monemutensis, Welsh Gruffudd ap Arthur or Sieffre o Fynwy. Born, or at least brought up, at|
- Prophesies of Merlin (before 1135)
- History of the Kings of Britain (ca. 1136)
- Life of Merlin (ca. 1150)
Works about Geoffrey
- “Geoffrey of Monmouth,” in A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John William Cousin, London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1910.
- “Geoffrey of Monmouth,” in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.
- “Geoffrey of Monmouth,” in Catholic Encyclopedia, New York: The Encyclopaedia Press (1913)
- “Geoffrey of Monmouth”, in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911