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Brut (1 of 2)

Publication Date: April 29, 2010

Chapter: English Literature During The Middle Ages

KING ARTHUR IS RIDING A GOD DAMN LION INTO THE OCEAN. Seriously, you can't make this shit up.

In his creatively named "Brut," Layamon greatly expanded upon material created by Geoffrey, as well as by Wace. In a scene wherein Geoffrey would write one line, Layamon ends up writing a paragraph. This is hardly an problem, though, because Layamon's embellishment really adds a lot to Brutus and Arthur's respective stories. Indeed, if you ever felt compelled to read a version of the "History of the Kings of Britain," Layamon's translation would easily be the most entertaining.

Also, and I can't emphasize this enough, KING ARTHUR IS RIDING A GOD DAMN LION INTO THE OCEAN.

Author: Layamon • Year: 1190 • Source: Project Gutenberg

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