The cosmopolitan Chaucer

Marion Turner explores the life of the 14th-century poet, arguing that we need to look beyond his status as the ‘father of English literature’

English author, poet and philosopher Geoffrey Chaucer, c 1343, Bodleian Library –(Photo by Getty Images)

Marion Turner, author of a recent biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, explores the life of the 14th-century poet, arguing that we need to look beyond his status as the ‘father of English literature’ to discover his connections to European culture

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