Geoffrey of Monmouth

 

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th-century British writer)

“Kings were anointed not in God’s name, but because they were more bloodthirsty than their fellows.”

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

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