The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer

Almachius Timeline and Summary

  • Shortly after Cecilia converts Tiburtius and Valerian, Almachius decrees that everyone must worship at the shrine of Jupiter or die.
  • Almachius orders the execution of Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus.
  • Almachius calls Cecilia before him, questions her about her faith, and demands that she worship at the shrine of Jupiter.
  • When Cecilia refuses, Almachius orders her executed.
  • Unable to kill Cecilia by boiling her in a cauldron, he sends his executioner to kill her with a sword.

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