Timelines to Visualize History

A Project by the Department of Medieval English Literature and Historical Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf

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Laȝamon’s Brut

Laȝamon’s Brut, usually dated around 1200, is the first known English version of the history of the kings of Britain from its legendary founder Brutus to the last ruler Cadwallader. Brut is a long Middle English poem, cast in a modified form of the native alliterative long line with interspersed usage of rhyme. It is a free English adaption of the version by the poet Wace (1155), but additionally contains the life of King Arthur and the story of his Round Table.
Literature, Middle English Period, Poetry