The Kings of the Ancient Britons

5 Aug 2010

The Kings of the Ancient Britons by Bill Cooper, can be found at which is a rather peculiar document that shows a line of kings in Britain going back to the 11th century BC. Interesting for schoolboys, no doubt, and anyone mucking around with ideas - but not real history? The idea I suppose is to connect a line of kings to the Biblical chronology - and going further back, all the way to Noah. The author appears to take himself seriously, and comes out in favour of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who is regarded by most historians as making it up as he went. We seem to be right smack bang into that murky world of monks writng in candlelight after evening prayers and trying to tie in ancient Celtic traditions to Biblical chronology. If you like to look at this sort of thing - no harm done.