Who Murdered Chaucer?

Who Murdered Chaucer?

A Medieval Mystery

Book - 2004 | First U.S. edition
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An investigation into the mystery of Geoffrey Chaucer's death, written by a respected medievalist best known for his work with Monty Python, evaluates the celebrated writer's sudden disappearance from public record and examines evidence that he may have been murdered. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom, Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered?

Terry Jones' hypothesis is the introduction to a reading of Chaucer's writings as evidence that might be held against him, interwoven with a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics and its personalities.


Holtzbrinck
In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt - one of the most powerful men in the kingdom - Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered?

Terry Jones' hypothesis is the introduction to a reading of Chaucer's writings as evidence that might be held against him, interwoven with a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics and its personalities.


Baker
& Taylor

Investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer, using Chaucer's writings as evidence, in a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics, and its personalities.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2004
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312335878
0312335873
Branch Call Number: 821.1 Who 2004
Characteristics: 408 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Terry 1942-

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