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Day: June 12, 2020

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June 12, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Geoffrey Chaucer lived during a very tumultuous time in England. Chaucer’s patron was John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a prince and statesman. Gaunt was the third son of Edward III, which enabled his rise to fame and fortune. Additionally, when Richard II, Gaunt’s nephew, assumed the throne at the age of ten, Gaunt handled most of the affairs of state until Richard II was prepared for the state’s business.

 » Read more about: Chaucer’s Troubled Age  »

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