A Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Greatest Poets of the English Language (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Mar 21, 2018 - 464 pages
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Chaucer is said to have been one Of the handsomest personages attached to the gallant court of the Plantagenets. AS a court ecclesiastic he became involved in the controversies of his times, having espoused the doctrines of Wiclifl'; and he was, for a season, obliged to leave his native land. He afterwards returned, married Philippa, sister of the renowned John of Gaunt, Duke Of Lancaster, and closed his career in the year 1400. His tomb is one of the earliest Of the illustrious dead in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

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