Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th-century British Folklorist/Historian)

“Victory is not won by any particular commander, but rather by those who shed their blood for him in the fighting.”

  • From Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain (Book 4, section 9), completed in 1136, translated from Latin into English by Lewis Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1966).


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