Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Roman London

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 5th Oct 2017

 Free

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In 1136 a book appeared that changed how history was understood. Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain outlined a fraudulent ‘British History’, accepted as genuine for over 400 years.

There was no place in it for the Roman conquest of Britain. London was never Londinium, but instead ‘New Troy’, founded by Trojan exile Brutus and ruled by independent British kings. Join John Clark to hear how medieval Londoners and London’s historians responded to Geoffrey’s version of history.

Includes wine reception.


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2017-10-05 2017-10-05 Europe/London Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Roman London Join John Clark to hear how medieval Londoners and London’s historians responded to Geoffrey’s version of history. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/10/05/geoffrey-of-monmouths-roman-london-145390 Guildhall Library,Aldermanbury,,London

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Guildhall Library,

Aldermanbury,
London,
UK
EC2V 7HH

Nearest tube and train stations to Guildhall Library

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