The British History of Geoffrey of Monmouth: In Twelve Books

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Belinus revives and confirms the Molmutine Laws especially about the Highways
46
Brennius being made Duke of the Allobroges re turns to Britain to fight with his Brother
47
Belinus and Brennius being made Friends by the Mediation of their Mother propose to subdue Gaul
48
Belinus and Brennius after the Conquest of Gaul march with their Army to Rome
50
Brennius oppresses Italy in a most tyrannical Manner Belinus returns to Britain
52
Gurgiunt Brabtruc succeeding his Father Belinus reduces Dacia which was trying to shake off his Yoke
53
Ireland is given to be inhabited by the Barclenses who had been banished out of Spain
54
Guithelins Successors in the Kingdom
55
Gorbonian a most just King of the Britons
56
Arthgallo is deposed by the Britons and is suc ceeded by Elidure who restores him again to his Kingdom
57
Elidure is imprisoned by Peredure after whose Death he is a third Time advanced to the Throne
58
The Names of Elidures Thirtythree Successors 5J Chap XX Helis Three Sons the first of whom viz Lud gives Name to the City of London
60
BOOK IV
62
Cassibellauns Letter to Julius Caesar
63
Caesar is routed by Cassibellaun Hi Chap IV Nennius the Brother of Cassibellaun being wounded in Battle by Caesar dies
66
Caesars inglorious Return to Gaul ib Chap VI Cassibellaun forms a Stratagem for sinking Caesars Ships
67
Caesar a second Time vanquished by the Britons ib Chap VIII Evelinus kills Hirelglas Androgeus desires Caesars Assistance against Cassibellaun
69
Cassibellaun being put to flight and besieged
71
Arriragus King of Britain makes his Submission
77
Faganus and Duvanus give an Account at Rome
83
Asclepiodotus obtains the Crown Dioclesians Mas
89
Maximian coming into Britain artfully declines fight
95
BOOK VI
104
Constantine being made King of Britain leaves Three
110
Vortegirn makes himself King of Britain
116
Vortimers Kindness to his Soldiers at his Death
123
Vortegirn inquires of Merlins Mother concerning her Conception of him
128
Merlins Speech to the Kings Magician and Advice about the Building of the Tower
129
BOOK VII
131
Geoffreys Letter to Alexander Bishop of Lincoln ib Chap III The Prophecy of Merlin
132
The Continuation of the Prophecy
138
BOOK VIII
146
Aurelius Ambrosius being anointed King of Britain burns Vortegirn besieged in a Tower
147
The Praise of Aureliuss Valour The Levity of the Scots exposed Forces raised against Hengist
149
Hengist marches with his Army against Aurelius into the Field of Maisbeli
150
A Comet presignifies the Reign of Uther
163
Pascentius and Gillomanius are killed in Battle
164
Uther Pendragon is made King of Britain
165
Uther falling in Love with Igerna enjoys her
167
Uther being ill is carried in a Horselitter against
173
Arthur makes the Saxons his Tributaries
179
Arthur restores York to its ancient Beauty especi
185
Arthur summons a great many Kings Princes Arch
191
Arthur holding a Council with the Kings desires
198
Arthur commits to his Nephew Modred the Govern
204
The Romans attack the Britons with a very great
212
A Battle between Arthur and Lucius Tiberius
218
The Bodies of the Slain are decently buried each
224
Constantine meets with Disturbances from the Saxons
230
Aurelius Conan reigns after Constantine
231
MargoKing of Britain and a most graceful Person addicts himself to Sodomy
232
The Author upbraids the Britons
233
Loegria is again inhabited by the Saxons The Bri tons with their Bishops retire into Cornwall and Wales
234
The Britons lose their Kingdom
235
Edelfrid kills a great Number of the British Monks but is at last routed by the Britons
236
BOOK XII
238
Cadwallo breaks the Covenant he had made with Edwin
239
A Quarrel between Cadwallo and Edwin
241
The Speech of Salomon King of Armorica to Cad wallo
243
Cadwallos Answer to Salomon
244
Brian kills Edwins Magician
246
Cadwallo takes Peanda and routs his Army
247
Cadwallo kills Osric and Adan in Fight
248
Oswald submits to Cadwallo Peanda desires Leave of Cadwallo to make War against him
249
Cadwallo is advised to suffer Peanda to make an In surrection against Oswin
250
Peanda is killed by Oswin Cadwallo dies
251
Cadwallader succeeds Cadwallo
252
Cadwallader with his People goes to Alan The Saxons seize all Britain
253
Cadwallader is by the Voice of an Angel deterred
254
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Página xxi - British tongue, and withal (considering the time,) an elegant writer both in verse and prose ; and so recommended this task to him. Accordingly, Geoffrey, being incredibly delighted with this ancient book, undertook the translating of it into Latin, which he performed, with great diligence, approving himself, according to Matthew Paris, a faithful translator. At first he divided it into four books, written in a plain simple style, and dedicated it to Robert, earl of Gloucester, a copy whereof is...
Página 154 - And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women.
Página 15 - Brutus ! there lies beyond the Gallic bounds An island which the western sea surrounds, By giants once possessed; now few remain To bar thy entrance, or obstruct thy reign. To reach that happy shore thy sails employ; There fate decrees to raise a second Troy, And found an empire in thy royal line, Which time shall ne'er destroy, nor bounds confine.
Página 244 - IT is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
Página 188 - ... the number of his domestics, and introduced such politeness into his court as people of the remotest countries thought worthy of their imitation. So that there was not a nobleman who thought himself of any consideration unless his clothes and arms were made in the same fashion as those of Arthur's knights.
Página 204 - ... victory the same that would happen to himself. But Arthur conjectured it portended something else, and that the vision was applicable to himself and the emperor. As soon as the morning after this night's sail appeared, they found themselves arrived at the mouth of the river Barba. And there they pitched their tents, to wait the arrival of the kings of the islands and the generals of the other provinces.
Página 132 - As Vortigern, king of the Britons, was sitting upon the bank of the drained pond, the two dragons, one of which was white, the other red, came forth, and, approaching one another, began a terrible fight, and cast forth fire with their breath. But the white dragon had the advantage, and made the other fly to the end of the lake. And he, for grief at his flight, renewed the assault upon his pursuer, and forced him to retire. After this battle of the dragons, the king commanded Ambrose Merlin to tell...
Página 182 - ... whereupon Arthur, provoked to see the little advantage he had yet gained, and that victory still continued in suspense, drew out his Caliburn, and, calling upon the name of the blessed Virgin, rushed forward with great fury into the thickest of the enemy's ranks; of whom (such was the merit of his prayers) not one escaped alive that felt the fury of his sword...
Página 34 - When this was told Aganippus, he, being very much in love with the lady, sent again to king Leir, to tell him, " That he had money and territories enough, as he possessed the third part of Gaul, and desired no more than his daughter only, that he might have heirs by her.™ At last the match was concluded ; Cordeilla was sent to Gaul, and married to Aganippus.
Página 205 - For whether they attacked him by sea or land, he either overturned their ships with vast rocks, or killed them with several sorts of darts, besides many of them that he took and devoured half alive.

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