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Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1100–c. 1154)

Geoffrey of Monmouth (jef’ri). A British chronicler; born in Monmouth (?), 1100?; died at Llandaff, 1154. His ‘History of the Kings of Britain,’ which he claims is based on an old book in the British tongue, is the first extensive literary treatment of King Arthur, Merlin, Lear, Locrine, and the rest of the fabulous history of Britain, one of the chief poetical storehouses of the world.