Geoffrey of Monmouth (Latin: Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy; c. 1095 – c. 1155) was a cleric from Monmouth, Wales, and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur.
Geoffrey Of Monmouth, (died 1155), medieval English chronicler and bishop of St. Asaph (1152), whose major work, the Historia regum Britanniae ( History of the Kings of Britain ), brought the figure of Arthur into European literature.
Geoffrey of Monmouth was an Anglo-Norman cleric and historian, active during the mid-12th century. Little is known about his life and career, though it is likely that he was educated on the Continent, perhaps at the school in Paris, and that he periodically lived and worked in Oxford.
Jul 22, 2020 · Who was Geoffrey of Monmouth? We know next to nothing about Geoffrey but it would appear that he was either born or spent a significant amount of time in Monmouthshire, at the borderlands between what is now England and Wales, in the early years of the 12th century.
Jul 13, 2012 · His name was Geoffrey of Monmouth and his words were believed implicitly, from the time of their creation in the 12th century right down to the days of Queen Elizabeth. Only much later did it...
Historia regum Britanniae(The History of the Kings of Britain), originally called De gestis Britonum(On the Deeds of the Britons), is a pseudohistoricalaccount of British history, written around 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth. It chronicles the lives of the kings of the Britonsover the course of two thousand years, beginning with the ...
Geoffrey was most likely born in Monmouth in Southern Wales: he identifies himself as "of Monmouth" in all three of his published Arthurian works (HRB, PM, and VM). Michael Curley also points out Geoffrey's affinity for Wales as, at least once in his re-writing of Nennius into the HRB, he changes scenes to locations closer to the city of Monmouth.