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Who Murdered Chaucer A Medieval Mystery

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ISBN-10: 0312335881

ISBN-13: 9780312335885

Edition: N/A

Authors: Terry Jones, Terry Dolan, Juliette Dor, Alan Fletcher, Robert Yeager

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In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and 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 preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing 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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Terence Graham Parry Jones was a writer for such BBC programs as The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set, before joining with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin to form the Monty Python comedy troupe. Best remembered as the nude organist, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and directed Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). Along with many Python-related books, screenplays, and records, Jones has written the historical study Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary (1980). He also wrote numerous children's books, including The Curse of the Vampire Socks (1988), a book of children's poetry, and…