Tag Archives: The Canterbury Tales

Pilgrims leaving Canterbury Photo: Mary Evans Picture Library / Alamy

The Poet’s Tale: Chaucer and the Year that Made The Canterbury Tales by Paul Strohm, review: ‘exacting but rewarding’

Biographers of Chaucer are faced with obstacles, not least a dearth of juicy information concerning his life. Chaucer may have left a big public footprint compared with other medieval authors – his contemporary, the Gawain poet, doesn’t even have a name – but outside his writing this mostly takes the form of legal documentation, notice […]

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