Canterbury Tales manuscript

“ The Ellesmere Canterbury Tales manuscript, page from ‘A Knight’s Tale’. the-village-green: (via radicaltraditionalism) ”

Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) was a graphic artist, book illustrator, stage designer, and caricaturist. He was Jewish, born in Po...

Arthur Szyk was a graphic artist, book illustrator, stage designer, and caricaturist. He was Jewish, born in Po.

Canterbury Tales, from a 1450 manuscript:  "Ere begynneth the book of tales of Canterburye compiled by Geffraie Chaucer of Brytayne chef poete".  High res picture at source.

Canterbury Tales, from a 1450 manuscript: "Ere begynneth the book of tales of Canterburye compiled by Geffraie Chaucer of Brytayne chef poete". High res picture at source.

LASSEDIO DELLA CITTÀ DI TIRO - Folia. Mi niatura tratta dal ‘Romanzo di Alessandro’ - MS. Bodl. 264 (1338-1344), Bodleian Library, Oxford.

The Seige of Tyre as illustrated in a medieval illuminated manuscript - Miniature from ‘Romanzo di Alessandro’ - MS.

Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

Written in Middle English, Canterbury Tales popularized using the English language for artistic or academic purposes. At the time, English was the vernacular in Britain, but Latin and French were esteemed as a higher class of language.

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