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The wordes moote be cosyn to the dede

Now have I toold you shortly in a clause,
Th’estaat, th’array, the nombre, and eek the cause
Why that assembled was this compaignye
In Southwerk, at this gentil hostelrye… 230 more words

Valentine's Day

I once wrote a piece about Mother’s Day, about its historical links with ancient Egypt and all that. This post will be somewhat short in comparison… perhaps there are some links somewhere with ancient Egypt once again, but if there are, they haven’t yet met with my circle of seekings. 247 more words


Not to be Confused With...


Orlando, or Roland, the hero of our story, has no connection with:

Orlando, Florida, which is named after a pioneer named Orlando. 224 more words


A Butt's Tale

On episode 21 Matt surprised us by performing the opening sequence of the Canterbury Tales. You’ve never heard it like this.


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Journey AND Destination - Pilgrimage

Whan that April with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Of which engenred is the flour; 679 more words


Assignments for Jan. 31

Many of you have already encountered The Canterbury Tales before, but by way of review, Chaucer wrote this in the frame of a group of people on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. 285 more words


The Best Canterbury Tales Everyone Should Read

Ten of Chaucer’s greatest tales

Geoffrey Chaucer left his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, unfinished when he died in 1400, having completed only one-fifth of the projected undertaking. 980 more words