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Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. Period 1. Chaucer Bio. Nickname-”The Father of English Poetry” Father- Prosperous middle class wine merchant. Chaucer became a page in a Royal House when he was a teen. Work as a page expose him to a world of high/born people.

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chaucer bio
Chaucer Bio
  • Nickname-”The Father of English Poetry”
  • Father- Prosperous middle class wine merchant.
  • Chaucer became a page in a Royal House when he was a teen.
  • Work as a page expose him to a world of high/born people.
  • Fought in a hundred years war in 1359 taken prisoner and held for ransom.
chaucer bio1
Chaucer Bio
  • In his 20’s- Court Official- travel abroad learn different cultures and literatures.
  • Influenced-by French medieval traditions
  • 1st writer to use Middle English in a major literary work which was the Canterburry Tales
  • Canterburry Tales gives a “Lifelike and engaging picture of a various strata of english society of the 13oo’s.
  • Born 1342—Died 1400
religion
Religion

Christianizing England

*596 Pope Gregory I sent missionaries to convert Anglo-Saxon to Christianity

*By 650 most of England was Christian

* Celtic monks brought Christianity to other parts of England

*Religion came with education and culture

Monasteries

*Women and men dedicated their lives to work and prayer

*English monks established libraries and schools

*Alfred’s greatest achievement in this regard was the Anglo-Saxon chornicle

Pilgrimages

*An important shrine in Spain was Santiago de Compostela

*Thomas a Becket was slain in 1170

One way to express religions devotion was to undertake a pilgrimage.

history
History
  • When king Edward died in 1066, William of Normandy claimed the throne.
  • Harold II was chosen by the English group of elders, William the conqueror attacked, battle of hasting, which he won
feudal england
Feudal England
  • Following Norman conquest, Anglo-Saxons became subjects of the Norman aristocracy
  • William the conquer introduced feudalism to England
  • King John needing money for the military, imposed financial burdens on his barons