Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. Mrs. Postin English IV. Geoffrey Chaucer. Born around 1343 in London Son of a middle- class wine merchant Became a page in the royal household when he was a teenager.
Needless to say… he was a pretty important person!
But why are we studying him?
The Prologue begins in “ High Style,” describing Spring in a romantic way, then digresses to more realistic and natural verse.