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