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Ascanius married, and his wife became pregnant. In a variant version, the father is Silvius, who is identified as either the second son of Aeneas, previously mentioned in the Historia , or as the son of Ascanius.
A magician, asked to predict the child's future, said it would be a boy and that he would be the bravest and most beloved in Italy. Enraged, Ascanius had the magician put to death. The mother died in childbirth.
The British wished to link themselves to the classical and civilized world, to give themselves a substantial history, and so they manipulated genealogies to create the figure of Brutus and to make him the ancestor of their own Welsh kings. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Brutus's nephew Turonus dies in the fighting, and the city of Tours is founded where he is buried. Adolph himself wanted to believe the story of Brutus, but the more he researched it, the more unlikely it seemed, and in the end, he had to conclude it is just a myth. Sharon marked it as to-read Mar 05, A variant version of the Historia Britonum makes Brutus the son of Ascanius's son Silvius , and traces his genealogy back to Ham , son of Noah. Clarence Callahan is currently reading it May 02,
The boy, named Brutus, later accidentally killed his father with an arrow and was banished from Italy. After wandering among the islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea and through Gaul , where he founded the city of Tours , Brutus eventually came to Britain, named it after himself, and filled it with his descendants.
His reign is synchronised to the time the High Priest Eli was judge in Israel , and when the Ark of the Covenant was taken by the Philistines. A variant version of the Historia Britonum makes Brutus the son of Ascanius's son Silvius , and traces his genealogy back to Ham , son of Noah. Yet another Brutus, son of Hisicion, son of Alanus the first European, also traced back across many generations to Japheth, is referred to in the Historia Britonum.
This Brutus's brothers were Francus, Alamanus and Romanus, also ancestors of significant European nations. Geoffrey of Monmouth's account tells much the same story, but in greater detail. The magician who predicts great things for the unborn Brutus also foretells he will kill both his parents. He does so, in the same manner described in the Historia Britonum , and is banished.
Travelling to Greece, he discovers a group of Trojans enslaved there. He becomes their leader, and after a series of battles they defeat the Greek king Pandrasus by attacking his camp at night after capturing the guards. He takes him hostage and forces him to let his people go.
He is given Pandrasus's daughter Ignoge in marriage, and ships and provisions for the voyage, and sets sail. The Trojans land on a deserted island and discover an abandoned temple to Diana. Most notable of these is the Tower of London, where Brutus is said to be buried.
Finally, there are forty-five plate images in the middle of the book as well as illustrations throughout the rest of the book that depict places associated with Brutus and artwork based on his story. A particularly handy reference included is a timeline of the Brutus myth from the fall of Troy through the publications of various versions of his story, and of course, there is an extensive bibliography.
Brutus of Troy really made me understand better the role that the Brutus legend has played throughout British history and why it has stayed alive for centuries. Finally, of course, King Arthur gets a brief mention in terms of how he fits into the Brutus family tree. People interested in British history, genealogy, or the Arthurian legend will definitely want to add Brutus of Troy to their permanent collections. You can learn more about him at www. I always believe there is some historical basis — we know some sort of Trojan War took place and I would suspect Aeneas is real too.
Brutus feels like more of a stretch, but anything is possible. If only we had a time machine…. Thanks for the comment. Good luck with your own book! He had 5 sons of all of whom ruled Britan from some period. One is Archgallo who is depicted as a tyrant, but then supplanted by his brother Elidurus, then he his restored and has another reign where he seems to have reformed.
A name clearly derivived from the same root as Arthur, Atro the Bear.
Also the youngest of the five sons of Morvidus was Peredur, a Peredur of the 5th century is often speculated to be the basis for Percival because of the Welsh poem Peredur son of Efrawg. I wish I could travel back in time to find out the truth, but I fear I would only be disappointed.