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Who Murdered Chaucer A Medieval Mystery

ISBN-10: 0312335881

ISBN-13: 9780312335885

Edition: N/A

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

List price: $19.95
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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 didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered? Terry Jones' 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.
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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 Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells: Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research (1996).