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Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Roman London

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Guildhall Library

Aldermanbury

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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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