Was Chaucer Murdered?
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-09-02 13:38
History News Network: A new book by Terry Jones and Dr. Alan Fletcher implies the author may have
been murdered for his religious and political beliefs.
Who Murdered Chaucer?
a new book by professor of medieval studies Dr.
Alan Fletcher and Terry Jones (yes, that
Terry Jones!) implies that
Chaucer may have been resented by Thomas Arundel, the Archbishop of Canterbury,
for his protrayal of church figures in The Canterbury Tales.
to Fletcher, "Chaucer was under a very dark cloud indeed. The regime was
against him. It is quite possible that he was just quietly shut up, as it was
more convenient to have him out of the way than around."
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