The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales “The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales” were told during a pilgrimage journey from London to the shrine of the martyr St. Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. This was approximately 70 miles to the southeast. These Tales were told by a group of 29 pilgrims, and a Host who met up with them at the Tabard Inn. They left the Inn on the morning of April, 11. The Nun’s Priest Tale was the first story actually told, this was determined by whoever drew the shortest straw. The pilgrim who told the best story would win a free dinner, and the loser’s had to pay for his dinner. Geoffrey Chaucer who was without a doubt the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, wrote this great story “The Canterbury tales”. What makes this story so memorable is the fact that Chaucer began writing “The Canterbury Tales” in 1387, and had never finished , he wrote on this story from the years 1387-1400, until he passed away. But now that we’ve talked about chaucer and I have gave you a little bit of background on The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, We are going to...

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