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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Who Murdered Chaucer""
    Subtitle
    A Medieval Mystery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Jones, By (author) Terry Dolan, By (author) Juliette Dor, By (author) Alan Fletcher, By (author) Robert Yeager
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312335885
    ISBN 10: 0312335881
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC21: 821.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT011000
    B&T Approval Code: A23504500
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PR1905 .W48 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    13 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A hugely important book."--Nigel Saul, author of "Richard II" "More of a contextual study than a biography, it contains a great deal of valuable material and intriguing speculation."--Jonathan Bate, author of "Song of the Earth" "Lighthearted, intelligent, panoramic and defiantly unbeholden to conventional interpretation, ["Who Murdered Chaucer?"] is based on an impressive array of primary and secondary sources."--Alexander Rose, author of "Kings of the North"