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  • Confessio Amantis

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...

  • John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1457–1530

    Pilgrims travelled to holy places where saints’ relics were held as they believed that by touching the relics, usually b...

  • Panel depicting scenes from Chaucer’s ‘The Pardone...

    Carved wood panel Created date: 1410–15

    This carved wooden panel, now held in the collection of the Museum of London, depicts a scene from Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘T...

  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Manuscript Created date: Late 14th century

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1345–1400) was enormously popular in medieval England, with over 90 copies ...

  • The Ellesmere Manuscript (The Canterbury Tales)

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400–1410

    The Ellesmere Manuscript is one of the most famous manuscripts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. It is one of ...

  • The Kelmscott Chaucer

    Printed Book Created date: 1896

    William Morris, the 19th-century designer, social reformer and writer, founded the Kelmscott Press towards the end of hi...

  • The Legend of Good Women

    Manuscript, Printed Book Created date: 1450–1500

    The Legend of Good Women is one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s longer poems (the third longest, in fact). He wrote it after he wr...

  • The Parliament of Fowls

    Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475

    Ever wondered where the tradition of sending cards to your beloved on Valentine’s Day comes from? You might imagine that...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript Created date: 1411–20

    The Regiment of Princes was the most popular work of the English poet Thomas Hoccleve (d. 1426). Hoccleve wrote the poem...

  • William Caxton's illustrated second edition of The...

    Printed Book

    William Caxton was both the first to print a book in English, and the first English printer. He realised the commercial...