History of the Kings of Britain


Read by Paul Mazumdar

(4.5 stars; 35 reviews)

More medieval romance than history, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae represents the oldest versions we have of many legends of Britain, populated by such characters as the Leir, Cymbeline, Uther and Arthur Pendragon and Cadwallader. This is Giles' 1848 revision of Thompson's 1718 edition. - Summary by SkyRider (10 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Introduction 10:47 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book I Part 1: Brutus rallies the Trojans 24:19 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book I Part 2: The Trojans defeat Aquitaine and settle Albion 36:01 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book II Part 1: The descendants of Brutus 16:11 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book II Part 2: Leir and his daughters 23:36 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book III Part 1: Belinus and Brennius 23:46 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book III Part 2: Elidure the Pious is crowned thrice 21:36 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book IV Part 1: Julius Caesar invades but is repelled by Cassibellaun 30:10 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book IV Part 2: Tenuantius, Kymbelinus, Guiderius, Arviragus, Marius, Collius, … 20:05 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book V Part 1: Severus, Caracalla, Carausius, Allectus, Asclepiodotus, Coel, Co… 22:13 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book V Part 2: Octavius, Maximian 25:40 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book VI Part 1: Constantine, Constans, Aurelius Ambrosius, Uther Pendragon, Vor… 33:39 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book VI Part 2: Vortegirn 30:52 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book VII: The Prophecy of Merlin 40:24 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book VIII Part 1: Aurelius Ambrosius 35:55 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book VIII Part 2: Aurelius Ambrosius, Uther Pendragon 36:37 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book IX Part 1: Arthur defeats the Saxons 21:07 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book IX Part 2: Arthur's coronation 39:55 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book X Part 1: Arthur marches on Rome 27:15 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book X Part 2: Arthur defeats the Roman army 29:05 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book XI: Arthur is mortally wounded and the Saxons return 26:50 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book XII Part 1: Cadwallo 24:56 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Book XII Part 2: Cadwallader, last Welsh King of Britain 24:19 Read by Paul Mazumdar

Reviews

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(4 stars)

A huge progression of kings and battles over 1500 years. King Lear! King Arthur! I'm glad to have heard this pseudo-history.


(5 stars)

Interesting, but to my limited knowledge it was maybe too much information to be assimilated in one book. ... Loved the read though!!


(5 stars)

Very interesting source material for later Arthurian literature. Well read, thanks

ZOUNDS!


(3 stars)

Methinks I have read parahistory written by someone under the influence.


(4 stars)

No mention of Boudicca even though the Romano-British period was related in this text.