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What defines a pilgrimage?

Last week the lecturer for a course I’m studying on medieval England and its journeys suggested that we take a day-trip to Canterbury if we had time, so I did. 894 more words

Books Of Interest


People who read each other’s blogs sometimes make the mistake of thinking they know each other pretty well.  But blogs are deceiving.  What a blogger omits gets left out of the picture. 967 more words

Getting Old

Wife of Bath

The Wife’s Tale is the final installment of the Marriage group we are reading in class. The Wife’s Tale is a new take on Chaucer beliefs marriage should be looked at in his time. 167 more words

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Franklin's Tale

The Franklin’s Tale is our second tale that is within the marriage group. The Franklins tale is quite a strange love that takes place. Dorigen and Arveragus are madly in love and promise to never be unfaithful to each other. 255 more words

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"A Canterbury Tale" Board Game

A Canterbury Tale Board Game

Call me a literary geek, but I got really excited when I saw this on Twitter.

Game description from the publisher: 288 more words

British History

Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury by Paul Strohm

The author is upfront about the central problem biographers have with Geoffrey Chaucer–there are simply no records of his private life at all.  What he thought, felt, or said was not recorded by the poet or by anyone who knew him.  453 more words

Book Review

Clerk's Tale

The Clerk’s Tale is our first reading within the Canterbury Tales’ marriage group. Of course the marriage group all discuss creditably of marriage during their time period. 234 more words

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