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Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery

Author: Terry Jones
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books : St. Martin's Griffin, 2006, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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An investigation into the mystery of Geoffrey Chaucer's death, written by a respected medievalist best known for his work with Monty Python, with the help of a group of expert "witnesses," evaluates the celebrated writer's sudden disappearance from the public record and examines evidence that he may have been murdered.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Jones
ISBN: 0312335881 9780312335885 0312335873 9780312335878
OCLC Number: 70180517
Notes: Originally published: London : Methuen, 2003.
Description: [ix], 408 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How this book came about --
Introduction: The suspicious circumstances of Chaucer's death --
The court that Chaucer lived in --
Chaucer and Richard II --
The nature of Richard's rule --
A time of intellectual ferment --
The church strikes back --
Was Richard really unpopular? --
Chaucer's world changes --
Chaucer's last bloody year --
Chaucer's enemies gain power --
Chaucer in the eye of the storm --
The Canterbury Tales as a death-warrant --
What happened to Chaucer's work? --
How the Ellesmere MS was censored --
Chaucer as a political icon --
Chaucer's final days --
Did Chaucer really die in 1400? --
Did Chaucer repent? --
Chaucer and Archbishop Arundel (An ABC and The Parson's Tale) --
We accuse ...
Responsibility: Terry Jones [and others].
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An investigation into the mystery of Geoffrey Chaucer's death, written by a respected medievalist best known for his work with Monty Python, with the help of a group of expert "witnesses," evaluates the celebrated writer's sudden disappearance from the public record and examines evidence that he may have been murdered.

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