The Topical Concerns of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britannie: History, Prophecy, Peacemaking, and English Identity in the Twelfth Century

@article{Dalton2005TheTC,
  title={The Topical Concerns of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britannie: History, Prophecy, Peacemaking, and English Identity in the Twelfth Century},
  author={Paul Dalton},
  journal={The Journal of British Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={44},
  pages={688 - 712}
}
  • P. Dalton
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of British Studies
T Historia Regum Britannie (Historia) of Geoffrey of Monmouth has been described as ‘‘one of the most influential books of history that has ever been written,’’ and the man who produced it as ‘‘among the most creative authors ever to write in this country.’’ Some elements, at least, of the Historia were probably written during the early years of the troubled reign of King Stephen (1135–54), a period dominated by a civil war fought between Stephen and his cousin Empress Matilda and her son Henry… 
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