Geoffrey of Monmoth was one of the first writes who wrote the history of Britain. His primer work History of the Kings of Britain (1136-38) was written in Latin and had a major impact on the establishment of the British foundation myth. Being modeled on Vergil's Aneid, History follows the life if Brutus, who was believed to be the founding further of Britain. A big part of the book dedicated to King Arthur's rule, which would tern to be a paradigm of a splendid chivalric order. Anglo-Saxon conquest of the Britons finishes the narration. Although some scholars argue the historicity of his work, it has an unarguable influence on society standards and national identity of future generations.
After the destruction of Troja, Aeness, one of Trojanian Herous and his son Ascanius escaped to Italy and captured the rule over it, establishing a dynasty of kings. Ascanius received a prophecy that indicated the new-born child of his son Silvius as the one who would bring death over his parents, but after a long exile would achieve the highest honor. This child was called Brutus and the prophecy turned out to be true: His mother died at childbirth. Later Brutus accidentally killed his further and escaped Italy.
Two days and one night later Brutus with his men reached a deserted island called Legetia. His men found on the island a city with the temple of the goddess Diana. They suggested Brutus to make sacrifices to the goddess and ask her where they could find a suitable home. Brutus with thirteen of his best men went to the temple where he committed religious ceremonies in the honor of the goddess. Afterwards, while he was slipping Brutus suddenly saw the image of Diana speaking to him. She pictured an empty island that would fit to be a permanent home for Brutus and his people. Promised him that he would be the firs to a legacy of kings. Brutus quoted goddess` speech to his people and all hurried to reach the promised island.