Little information exists about Chaucer's education, but his writings demonstrate a close familiarity with a number of important books of his contemporaries and of earlier times. Chaucer was likely fluent in several languages, including French, Italian and Latin. Chaucer first appears in public records in 1357 as a member of the house of Elizabeth, Countess of Ulster. This was a conventional arrangement in which sons of middle-class households were placed in royal service so that they may obtain a courtly education. Two years later Chaucer served in the army under Edward III and was captured during an unsuccessful offensive at Reims, although he was later ransomed.
They were in the bourgeois class and it is to be believed that his father carried on the family wine business. Chaucer attended the St. Paul’s Cathedral School. It is there where he was introduced to the writing of Virgil and Ovid, some influences for his writings. Chaucer fought in The Hundred Years’ War in France and was captured for ransom. Because Chaucer worked as a public servant, he had royal connections.
Byron overcame many obstacles as he grew older which lead to some of his most famous literary works. Lord Byron’s series of relationships had a great impact on influencing many of the poems he wrote throughout his lifetime. During mid-17th throughout the early 18th centuries the literary movement of Romanticism swept the world. This is a way in which they people praised for emotion, imagination and intuition to create a better story for the reader. Writers used this style so people could have a direct and complex picture of the story the author is telling.
Chaucer was born in 1343 in London, although the exact date and location of his birth are not known. His father and grandfather were both London vintners and before that, for several generations, the family were merchants in Ipswich. His name is derived from the French chausseur, meaning shoemaker. In 1324 John Chaucer, Geoffrey's father, was kidnapped by an aunt in the hope of marrying the twelve year old boy to her daughter in an attempt to keep property in Ipswich. The aunt was imprisoned and the £250 fine levied suggests that the family was financially secure, upper middle-class, if not in the elite.
What means necessary would one take to obtain power in intimate settings such as love and marriage? In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, one encounters a very bold, confident, fearless, and controlling woman. One learns in her prologue that the Wife of Bath is not the one to conform to medieval societal norms. She does not follow what women are supposed to be portrayed as. This woman has had five husbands who widowed her, she was the dominant figure in her relationships, she used respected materials such as the Bible to justify her active sexual life, and believed that men should be submissive to their wives.
During his travels he learned Latin, French, and Italian and became aquatinted with many influential European statesman. While traveling in France accompanied by Sir Francis Walsingham he witnessed the St. Bartholomews day massacre in Paris August 24, 1572 when thousands of Protestants died. He returned to England somewhat of an expert on European courtly and political affairs.2 In 1576 he succeeded his father as Cupbearer to Queen Elizabeth. At this time it was a purely ceremonial duty and he also served as a prominent courier occasionally serving on diplomaticmissions. In 1577 at the age of 22, the Queen gave him his ... ... middle of paper ... ...e, first "Many headed multitude" in Coriolanus, act ii.
His style of writing intertwines moralist themes and the theme to give life meaning, created a superb balance between these two themes and an enthralling reading experience. Finally, Leo Tolstoy has influenced and inspired many other political figures such as Mahatma Gandhi. According to Biography.com, “To this day, Tolstoy’s novels are considered among the finest achievements of literary work. War and Peace is, in fact, frequently cited as the greatest novel ever written.” Therefore, Leo Tolstoy has a huge impact on society and the literary world. EDIT CONCLUSION.
At age 14 his father lost the family fortune and remained poor until his death At 18 he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. She was 26 years old. They had three children Suzanne(1583) and the twins Hamnet and Judith(1585). In his mid-twenties he left Stratford(supposedly because of poaching on the Queen's land) for London. His first job with Richard Burbage's men was as an osler; next an actor.
George Canning Biography George Canning was born in London on 11th April, 1770. George's father died when he was one year old leaving the family in poor financial circumstances. George was helped by his mother's brother, who paid for him to be educated at Eton College. A star pupil, George went to Christ Church, Oxford before becoming a lawyer in 1790. George Canning's uncle, a reformer, arranged for him to meet leading Whig politicians such as Charles Fox.
William Shakespeare left his family about four years after his marriage to Anna Hathaway at the age of eighteen, and came to London for better family fortunes. At this time London had gone prosperous under the reign. Shakespeare hoped upward Stratford could have held little for him now that his father’s enterprises had faded. During the years William Shakespeare detached himself gradually from his London Associates (“William”, 3). Irving Robner quoted,”Shakespeare growth as a tragicdramastic growth in moral vision (“Bergeron”, 74).