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Today in History: The Canterbury Tales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on April 17, 2019 at 6:30 AM

On this day (April 17) in 1397 Geoffrey Chaucer read to the court of Richard II from his Canterbury Tales for the first time. The Canterbury Tales are one of the great works of literature to come down to us from the Middle Ages. They were revolutionary when written—depicting fictional protagonists from a wide variety of social classes and giving us insights into the very worldly society in which Chaucer lived.

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