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Chaucer and Canterbury's Royal Pilgrims

Unicorn bench end, Westwell church near Ashford, held by Canterbury

Even though the coming election continues to dominate national and local news, I thought I would look elsewhere for my short topic this week. 757 more words


Said Business School makes bid for Osney Power Station

AS WE mentioned a week or two back, Oxford University – which last year had zero plans for the Old Power Station (left)  in Arthur Street, Old Osney, suddenly did a u-turn and said it would be leased to the Said Business School for 30 years. 68 more words

AQA LITB3 - Section B Revision - Gothic quotations from critics and possible questions for June 2015 - Part I

Recently, my tutor gave us a list of critical quotations for us to apply to The Bloody Chamber, The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale and Macbeth to consider different elements of the gothic that may come up as questions for section B of the exam (or maybe even section A) this summer. 1,144 more words


The Knight's Tale

Every single day this week Geoffrey Chaucer came up in discussion, and only once in class! So it seemed like no coincidence when an old textbook I was consulting for something else entirely reported that on this very day in 1397 he first read the… 345 more words


The sounds of historical English

A couple of weeks ago, I did an “English language time machine” piece for The Week. This week, it’s up as a podcast, for those who prefer to listen: 13 more words

The Week

Canterbury Pilgrims Start Their Journey on This Date

In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, 29 pilgrims gather on this date at the Tabard Inn in Southwark in preparation to travel to the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. 29 more words


Quote & Perspective - Busy as a Bee

The weather has turned warm in my area of New Jersey…perfect for an early Spring Walk. I took advantage of the warmth and strolled the paths of a local park. 215 more words