By Anthony Adolph
Invented to provide Britain a spot within the overarching mythologies of the Classical international and the Bible, Brutus's tale lengthy underpinned the British identification and performed an important function in royal propaganda and international coverage. His tale encouraged generations of poets and playwrights, together with Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens and Blake, whose hymn 'Jerusalem' used to be an instantaneous reaction to the tale of Brutus founding London because the New Troy within the west.
Leading genealogist Anthony Adolph strains Brutus's tale from Roman instances onwards, charting his vast attractiveness and next fall from grace, together with his lasting legacy in fiction, pseudo-history and the arcane mythology surrounding a few of London's best-known landmarks, during this groundbreaking biography of the mythological founding father of Britain.
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