Definition of Geoffrey of Monmouth from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Geoffrey of Monmouth

 
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(c. 1100-54) a Welsh bishop and writer. He wrote Historia Regum Britanniae, a history of the kings of Britain before the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons. It tells the stories of the kings in Shakespeare's plays, such as Lear and Cymbeline, but it is best known as the main source of all the legends about King Arthur.