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Geoffrey of Monmouth

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Geoffrey of Monmouth


Born
Monmouth, Wales
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Geoffrey of Monmouth (Latin: Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy) (c. 1100 – c. 1155) was a Welsh cleric and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur. Much of his work is considered to be pseudo-history.

He is best known for his chronicle Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain); his document of quotations attributed to Merlin, Prophetiae Merlini (Prophecies of Merlin); and his poem Vita Merlini (Life of Merlin).

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“When fatigue finally forced him to pause, he ordered the men who were left to have their hearts torn out and their carcasses burned”
Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain
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“You men that be known from these others by your Christian profession. Take heed, you bear in mind the piety you owe unto your country and unto your fellow countrymen, whose slaughter by the treachery of the Payneham shall be unto your disgrace everlasting. Unless you press hardily forward to defend them. Fight therefore for your country, and if it be that death overtake you, suffer it willingly for your country’s sake. For death itself is victory, and a healing unto the soul. In as much as he that shall have died for his brethren offers himself as a living sacrifice unto God, nor is it doubtful that herein he follows in the footsteps of Christ, who distained not to lay down his own soul for his breatharian. Who therefore amongst you shall be slain in this battle, unto him shall that death be as full penance and absolution of all his sins, if so be he receive it willingly on this way.”
Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain

“Take heed, you bear in mind the piety you owe unto your country and unto your fellow countrymen, whose slaughter by the treachery of the Payneham shall be unto your disgrace everlasting. Unless you press hardily forward to defend them. Fight therefore for your country, and if it be that death overtake you, suffer it willingly for your country’s sake. For death itself is victory, and a healing unto the soul.”
Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain

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