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Geoffrey Chaucer's Kent

In the ‘Canterbury Tales’, Chaucer assembles his motley band of 29 pilgrims at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, across the River Thames from the City of London. Together, they travel the old pilgrimage route to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of the martyred St Thomas à Becket.

Chaucer (c.1345–1400) was made knight for the shire of Kent in 1386.

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