Monmouth, Merlin, and Courtly Love
Lecture no. 5 from the course: King Arthur: History and Legend
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most important literary artifact of the Arthurian tradition. Learn about the political nature of the text, the important elements and characters that Geoffrey wove into it, and how he established the basics of the Arthurian legend as we know it.