“The father of British Literature”<br />Wealthy family, but not royalty (“Chaucer” meant “shoemaker” in French)<br />A fav...
The Canterbury Tales was written as a “hobby”<br />On of the great masterpieces of British Lit.<br />Picture of medieval l...
Buried in Westminster Abbey- the first writer to be so honored<br />Section is now called “Poets’ Corner”<br />Geoffrey Ch...
The Pilgrimage<br />Approximately 60 miles<br />
Canterbury Cathedral<br />
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Chaucer-cyber

  1. 1. “The father of British Literature”<br />Wealthy family, but not royalty (“Chaucer” meant “shoemaker” in French)<br />A favorite of the British Court<br />Was a soldier, diplomat, clerk and held other sundry jobs<br />Familiar with all aspects of life<br />Geoffrey Chaucer<br />
  2. 2. The Canterbury Tales was written as a “hobby”<br />On of the great masterpieces of British Lit.<br />Picture of medieval life-<br />Nobility<br />Low Class<br />Educated<br />Ignorant<br />Pious<br />Impious<br />Good<br />Evil<br />Geoffrey Chaucer<br />
  3. 3. Buried in Westminster Abbey- the first writer to be so honored<br />Section is now called “Poets’ Corner”<br />Geoffrey Chaucer<br />
  4. 4. The Pilgrimage<br />Approximately 60 miles<br />
  5. 5. Canterbury Cathedral<br />
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