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Jeffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. John Markley And Cody Danks. Geoffrey Chaucer’s Childhood . His birth is unknown but was born in 1343. As a lad he was taken in by Elizabeth, the countess of Ulster. 1359 he went to the war of France.

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Geoffrey Chaucer’s

Childhood

His birth is unknown but was born in 1343.

As a lad he was taken in by Elizabeth, the countess of Ulster.

1359 he went to the war of France.

Became a prisoner but then freed because of King Edward III’s ransom for him.

1367 secretly married Philippa

Then he joined the royal service.

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Chaucer’s Business

He become an esquire of the king.

In 1368 he wrote one of his first famous poems “The Book of the Duchesse” in honor of the wife of John the Gaunt.

June 1370 he went on a ship for the king and no one knows where he went.

Returned around 1372 from Florence and Padua on a secret king business.

1374 he was living life rich with a ton of money coming in from many different things.

Feb 1377 he was sent to Paris to for peace negotiations between England and France,

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Chaucer’s Ending

He moved to ports of London after returning from Paris.

After moving to ports of London he spend his day writing poem and tales.

His most famous ones are “Tale of Glisilde” and “Canterbury Tales.”

Then spent his days rich, and writing, and died in 1400.

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Jokinen, Anniina. "The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400) [Chaucer Biography]." Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature. 3 Sept. 2006. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. <http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/chaucerbio.htm>.