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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nglano in the fourteenth Century
Cbe Social hierarchy
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