Chaucer's England

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Linnet Books, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 137 pages
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Presents an overview of life in fourteenth-century England as historical context for Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," covering the social hierarchy and social mobility, views of the Church, warfare and rebellion, the Black Death, the Earth-centered universe and science, medicine, food, work, clothing, courtship, family, schooling, and recreation.

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User Review  - Katy Wilmotte - Goodreads

This book might as well be titled 'Life in Thirteenth Century England' for that is its entire subject; it talks a little of Chaucer but never in any great detail. Those looking for a basic portrait of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoff Sebesta - Goodreads

Good but very brief. There are many books like this and this one is not notably better or worse. Read full review

Contents

nglano in the fourteenth Century
1
Cbe Social hierarchy
17
Cracks in the Social Structure
35
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Childress holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught at the university level, written for textbook publishers and children's magazines, and been a children's librarian.

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