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The Resource Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery, Terry Jones [and others]

Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery, Terry Jones [and others]

Label
Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery
Title
Who murdered Chaucer?
Title remainder
a medieval mystery
Statement of responsibility
Terry Jones [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this work of historical speculation Terry Jones and a team of international scholars investigate the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. An important public figure, a diplomat and the brother-in-law to John of Gaunt - one of the most powerful men in the kingdom - Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the pre-eminent intellectual superstar of his time. We have a great deal of information about his life. And yet nothing at all is known of his death." "In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be?" "What if he was murdered? What if he and his writings had become politically inconvenient in the seismic social shift that occurred with the overthrow of the liberal Richard II by the reactionary, oppressive regime of Henry IV? Would the dogs of suppression, unleashed by the ruthlessly ambitious Archbishop Arundel, have been snapping at the heels of a dangerous poet?" "This hypothesis is the introduction to a reading of Chaucer's writings as evidence that might be held against him, interwoven with a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics and its personalities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1905
LC item number
.W48 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2020
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jones, Terry
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  • Murder victims
  • Murder
  • Poets, English
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery, Terry Jones [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Methuen, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [386]-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60500729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780312335878
Lccn
2005298064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery, Terry Jones [and others]
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Methuen, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [386]-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60500729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780312335878
Lccn
2005298064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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