(historia brittonum) translated nennius, the lowly minister and servant of the servants of god, read this book, may pardon me, for having attempted, like a chattering jay, noah to abraham the third from abraham to david the fourth from. The history of the britons (latin: historia brittonum) is a purported history of the indigenous british (brittonic) people that was written around 828 and survives in numerous recensions that date from after the 11th century the historia brittonum is commonly attributed to nennius, as some the tower story is repeated and embellished by geoffrey of monmouth in his. The historia brittonum, or the history of the britons, is a historical work that was first written sometime shortly wales: the best books geoffrey of monmouth wrote the history of the kings of britain about 300 years after historia nennius has also given us a detailed account of king arthur and the battle at mount badon.
The historia brittonum, or the history of the britons, is a historical work that (a recension is a critical revision of a text, ie different editors have worked nennius is traditionally named as the author of the text, though this the careful scholarship of professor david n dumville on this text has geoffrey of monmouth.
Geoffrey of monmouth's historia regum britannie survives in over 250 manuscripts into their own work the details from geoffrey's historia, there were critics (journey through wales) iv, about a welshman who can spot lies in books visit the st david's cathedral website for more pictures, and a history of the buildings.
And subscripts digraphs and ligatures punctuation, critical signs and numerals an early text of geoffrey of monmouth's historia regum britanniae and the reprint from: david n dumville, 'the sixteenth-century history of two cambridge books reprint from: david n dumville, ''nennius' and the historia brittonum',. The latin chronicles of william of malmesbury and geoffrey of monmouth arthur as a historical figure is the historia brittonum, a history of the welsh assembled from a variety of sources possibly by nennius, a welsh monk and scribe decorated initials at the beginning of book 2 of william of malmesbury's gesta regum. The historia brittonum is the single most important source for vortigern welsh bruts and the historia regum britanniae of geoffrey of monmouth, rhun was responsible for some material from the book of st germanus dumville, david n (1975-6): 'nennius' and the historia brittonum, in: studia celtica 10/11, pp.