Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. also my great grandfather
The complete poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer, book cover. New York (Macmillan Co), Blue ungrained cloth. Gold stamping on front and spine. Cream endpapers printed with blue narrative scene of contemporary pilgrims.
Spine and Titlepage of the 1721 John Urry edition of Chaucer’s complete works
This wiki is dedicated to the chronicling of Geoffrey Chaucer's life and works. This started out as a class project for a class called "The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Geoffrey Chaucer" as a way to showcase the medieval manuscript created by our class and to create a collaborative codex of our analysis on Chaucer's short poems. Digital Chaucer is open to the public and welcomes all Chaucer related contributions.
'Whan that April wit his showres soote/The droughte of March hath perced to the roote/ And bathed every veine in swich licour/Of which vertu engendred is the flowr;" (lines of the General Prologue) --- The Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer