What prompted Geoffrey Chaucer to write The Canterbury Tales? And what became of him afterwards? Well, here you'll discover all the answers as the fourteenth century unfolds before your senses in vivid and uncompromising realism.
Travel with the pilgrims and experience the delights and horrors of medieval life - from alchemists and innkeepers to gothic spires and leper houses.
You can journey with Chaucer and his company from The Tabard Inn in Southwark to Becket's shrine at Canterbury.
Listen to the scandalous stories in their original forms as the debaucheries of Church and State are laid bare in gloriously irreverent detail.
Discover the real people behind such familiar characters as the Pardoner, the Prioress and the Miller. And prepare for a battle of wits as the Church goes head-to-head with a woman in Rochester. Expect many twists and turns on the perilous road to Canterbury - not to mention all you could ever want to know about medieval diseases and their truly calamitous cures!
Witty and erudite, this gem of a book will serve as a perfect companion to Chaucer's most famous of poems.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 356 pages
- Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
- Publication Date: 29/07/2016
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781786120939
- Paperback from £6.55