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Chaucer was from a family of successful merchants. Chaucer married Philippa Roet when he was aged around 23, and is presumed to have fathered three or four children.
Chaucer continued to be successful in his various professions. If you were lucky enough to receive an education, however, then you would have learnt French and Latin, the language of the Court and the Church. Chaucer was not a professional writer but wrote for pleasure, for his own amusement and that of his family and friends.
Though not the first to write in the vernacular, he appears to be instrumental in popularising it. Whilst working as Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace inhowever, he began writing his most famous works- The Canterbury Tales.
Thus, The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories, told as the pilgrims make their journey to Canterbury Cathedral. The very fact that Chaucer wrote in English demonstrates his dismissal of accepted practices. The work was unfinished when Chaucer died.
It is a story rich in love, rivalry and chivalry. Two men fall in love with the same beautiful young girl. But who will win her heart? Can Chanticleer the cock outwit the cunning old fox, or will he become his next meal?
The tale has an unexpected ending — watch out!BMI The Chaucer Hospital is a 55 bed private hospital which has been serving Canterbury and surrounding areas for over 35 years. We have expert consultants who specialise in different fields including orthopaedic, gynaecology, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and cosmetic surgery supported by a dedicated and friendly team.
Chaucer School (or known simply as Chaucer) was a partially selective, mixed ability comprehensive school in Canterbury, Kent.
Former names of Chaucer include, Chaucer Technology School, Geoffrey Chaucer Technology School, . The Canterbury Tales by GEOFFREY CHAUCER A READER-FRIENDLY EDITION Put into modern spelling by MICHAEL MURPHY GENERAL PROLOGUE. 1 1 When April with its sweet showers has pierced the drought of March to the root and bathed every rootlet in.
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories by Geoffrey Chaucer that was first published in The Canterbury Tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of Geoffrey Chaucer, a late-fourteenth-century English poet.
Little is known about Chaucer’s personal life, and even less about his education, but a number of . Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between and It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England).