To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $5.24 shipping
Who Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery Hardcover – December 9, 2004
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"More of a contextual study than a biography, it contains a great deal of valuable material and intriguing speculation."--Jonathan Bate, author of Song of the Earth
"Lighthearted, intelligent, panoramic and defiantly unbeholden to conventional interpretation, [Who Murdered Chaucer?] is based on an impressive array of primary and secondary sources."--Alexander Rose, author of Kings of the North
About the Author
Terry Dolan is Professor of English at University College, Dublin, and a lexicographer and broadcaster.
Juliette Dor is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Liege.
Alan Fletcher is a lecturer in Medieval English Literature at University College, Dublin.
Robert F. Yeager teaches Old and Middle English literature at the University of West Florida.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Terry Jones brings it to incredible, fascinating life in this amazingly readable account of the two opposing worldviews that would see a Bright King overthrown, his liberal policies churned under and destroyed by a hard-line usurper who sought power, and stole and crushed where he could not legally claim what wasn't his (tho, of course, he had a familial claim as 'they' often do).
And in the middle of this was the Great Chaucer, courtier of the King of Light, and mayhap victim of the violent King of Darkness and the closing of the mind of man...?
If your into the subject, its an interesting read. It has moments of humor, but what I think I like most about the book is it really gives a good look into the daily life, court, and politics of medieval England. Jones, is no stranger to the subject having authored several other humorous works on the 'Medieval lives' and is an expert on the period. This book is certainly no different in of that it is as interesting, and it poses an interesting theory or theories one can consider in contemplating the mystery of Chaucer's death, if its questionable at all. A good read for sure.