Richard of Cirencester
Sometimes called “The Monk of Westminster,” an early English
chronicler. His chronicle On the Ancient State of Britain was
first brought to light by Dr. Charles Julius Bertram, professor of
English at Copenhagen in 1747; but the original (like the original of
Macpherson's Ossian and of Joe Smith's Book of Mormon)
does not exist, and grave suspicion prevails that all three are alike
forgeries. (See Sanchoniatho.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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