The Assertion of the Celebrated Arthur, King of England. Leland. John, transl James J. Owens.
The Assertion of the Celebrated Arthur, King of England
The Assertion of the Celebrated Arthur, King of England
The Assertion of the Celebrated Arthur, King of England

The Assertion of the Celebrated Arthur, King of England

Tucson: Thorn Books, 2022. Hardcover. Fine. Item #22136
ISBN: 9798432708670

8vo. ix, (1), 83, (14)pp. Decorated boards. A fine copy. The first modern English translation of John Leland's 1544 Assertio, or assertion that King Arthur existed, a rebuttal of Polydore Vergil's History of England which pretty much reduced King Arthur to a myth. Illustrated with pages from the 1544 edition. Leland's Glossary of Ancient names expanded by the translator. Leland's dedication to Henry VIII is here published in English for the first time.

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