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Geoffrey Chaucer Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Geoffrey Chaucer, the time, place, players, and culture?

The Canterbury Tales

The Tales in Middle and modern English.

Troilus and Criseyde - Middle English

The text of Chaucer's poem as Chaucer wrote it.

Troilus and Criseyde - Modern English

The text of Chaucer's poem using modern spellings.

Anelida and Arcite

A modern English translation of the poem. Link downloads a pdf file.

Parlement of Foules

The text of Chaucer's poem.

The Legend of Good Women

The text of Chaucer's poem.

A Treatise on the Astrolabe

Chaucer's 1391 scientific screed.

Assorted Chaucer Poems

A collection of Chaucer's shorter poems in the original Middle English.

Deposition of Geoffrey Chaucer, Esquire

Chaucer's 1386 testimony in a trial between Sir Richard Scope and Sir Robert Grosvenor.

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