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London's Foundation-Myth

John Stow wrote in his magisterial “A Survay of London, written in the year 1598” (*):

“ …   Geoffrey of Monmouth … reporteth that Brute , lineally descended from the demi-god Aeneas, the son of Venus, daughter of Jupiter, about the year of the world 2855, and 1108 before the nativity of Christ, built this city near unto the river now called Thames, and named it Troynovant … ”. 156 more words

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