The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Maximus Timeline and Summary
- Almachius orders Maximus to execute Valerian and Tiburtius.
- Filled with pity and struck by their teaching, Maximus takes the brothers to his house so he can listen to their teaching.
- After this night, Maximus and his household receive Christian baptism.
- Soon after Valerian and Tiburtius are executed, Maximus tells everyone that he saw their souls glide to heaven. For this, he, too, is executed.