Comprehensive information about Layamon including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Layamon or Laghamon (US / ' l e m n / ; ['laamon] ), spelled Laamon or Laamonn in his time, occasionally written Lawman, was a poet of the late 12th/early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable English poem that was the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Layamon describes himself in his poem as a priest, living at Areley Kings in Worcestershire. His poem provided inspiration for numerous later writers, including Sir Thomas Malory and Jorge Luis Borges, and had an impact on medieval history writing in England. This educational Layamon resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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