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Zayed Abdulrahman #223 Mrs.Timm 12B January 19, 2014
Geoffrey Chaucer was Poet and civil servant. Died in 1400. Buried in Westminster Abbey. Received honor for serving in the office of Clerk of the King's Works. Remembered for his poetry. Have connection with royal court. Father of poetry.
Agnes and John Chaucer. Middle-class merchant background. Born in City of London. Father was deputy to the king’s butler. Success from wine and leather business. Had considerable inherited property in London.
Attended St. Paul’s Cathedral School. Met writings of Virgil and Ovid. Can afford good studies. Became a public servant to Elizabeth of Ulster.
Became a public servant in 1357. Paid enough to pay for his food and clothing. Fought in The Hundred Years’ War in France. Captured at Rethel for ransom. King Edward III paid for ransom. Joined royal service.
Got married in 1366. Married well for position. Receives annuity. Translated Roman De La Rose. Canterbury Tales.
Served as a clerk of the kings work lasted only from July 1389 to June 1391. He got robbed several times and once beaten. He worked in an office from 1391 until death. Received royal grants and gifts during 1393-1397.
Successful man’ Famous person Canterbury Tales Great author
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