Produced in Normandy in the 12th century, this manuscript contains a collection of works by the Venerable Bede (b. c. 673, d. 735), the Norman chronicler Robert de Torigny (d. 1186), and the English historian Henry of Huntingdon (b. c. 1088, d. c. 1157).
This manuscript features a 12th-century version of the Historia Brittonum (History of the Britons) by a cleric sometimes known as Nennius. The text was assembled in the ninth century and focuses on legendary Welsh history, including the earliest account of the deeds of King Arthur as a historical figure.
This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Article by:
- Chantry Westwell
- History and learning
Chantry Westwell traces the ninth-century origins of the Legend of King Arthur and explores the growth of the bestselling tale in medieval England and France.