The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Husbands #1, 2, and 3 Timeline and Summary
- The Wife mentions Husbands #1-3 at the beginning of her Prologue, before she launches into her re-enactment of how she spoke to them.
- She tells us that Husbands #1-3 were rich, old, and good.
- The Wife gives an extended re-enactment of how she spoke to her husbands, accusing them of saying derogatory things about women while drunk.
- The Wife claims that after her severe tongue lashings, Husbands #1-3 quickly yielded control to her.