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A Canterbury Remembrance

By Lawrence Hall

Word Count: 83

Rating: G

Summary: A tongue in cheek shot at pilgrimages and Chaucer

Astride his horse, the gift-shop blisful martir… 75 more words


Review – Canterbury Tales, BA (Hons) Acting Final Year Students, University of Northampton, St Peter’s Church, Northampton, 8th February 2018

I think it’s fair to say that you could describe Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales as something of a success story. They’ve been around for more than 600 years and are incredibly adaptable to modern taste – in addition to the original, all-hallowed text, there are modernised versions for children, TV and film adaptations, even a 1960s musical. 893 more words

Chris Sparkle

'The Canterbury Tales': You don't see lionesses in the circus.

As kings of the jungle, lions overshadow their female counterparts, however lionesses do not get the credit they deserve. Nor does Chaucer’s Wife of Bath. The Wife of Bath is a strong, independent woman, “untameable as a lioness” (166) who doesn’t need any man, although she is casually searching for husband number six. 229 more words


Remarkable Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

My favourite Christmas present was Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, by Christopher de Hamel.  It’s about twelve fascinating manuscripts, the oldest of which dates from the late sixth century and the most recent of which was created in the days of the printing press.  393 more words

SHW is back

Today in 1495, Jasper “Tudor”, Earl of Bedford died …



The British Council introduces Patience Agbabi as follows:

Patience Agbabi is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator.

She was born in London in 1965 to Nigerian parents and spent her teenage years living in North Wales. 578 more words

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

Informal essay and analysis of the Wife of Bath and the Franklin’s tale from the Canterbury Tales.

By Sophie Stephens

In the Wife of Bath’s tale, a knight forcibly takes a girl’s maidenhood and is sentenced to death, only to be saved by the queen if he were to correctly answer her question: what do women want most? 633 more words