The British History of Geoffrey of Monmouth: In Twelve Books

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John Allen Giles
J. Bohn, 1842 - Arthurian romances - 282 pages
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Contents

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 V
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
59
Helis Three Sons the first of whom viz Lud X xx
60
BOOK IV
62
Cassibellauns Letter to Julius Csesar
63
Csesar is routed by Cassibellaun _
64
Nennius the Brother of Cassibellaun being wounded in Battle by Csesar dies
66
Caesars inglorious Return to Gaul ib Chap VI Cassibellaun forms a Stratagem for sinking Csesars Ships
67
Csesar a second Time vanquished by the Britons ib Chap VIII Evelinus kills Hirelglas Androgeus desires Csesars Assistance against Cassibellaun 69 X...
69
BOOK V
84
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
Vortegir n 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 Vortegir n 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 Battle between Aurelius and Hengist
151
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
Malgo King 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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