½ Reading ↠ Who Murdered Chaucer?Kindle Ebook Author Terry Jones ☆ young adult science fiction – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Who Murdered Chaucer? 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. Best Download eBook Who Murdered Chaucer? by Terry Jones – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Chaucer died about 1400 date uncertain He was a prot g of Richard II, in whose reign Chaucer s anti Church writings were accepted When Richard was deposed and murdered, Archbishop Thomas Arundel the Henry Kissinger of his day was given free rein O...

  2. I didn t expect to enjoy this as much as I did I thought I might find it amusing weird, that someone would think to try and figure out who murdered someone who common knowledge doesn t peg as being murdered, about which we have no forensic evidence So not like, say, King Tutankhamen, where at least there s potential forensic evidence to go on But this isn t like that Terry Jones et al freely admit that there is no proof that someone did murder Chaucer what they did was put forward a co I didn t expect to enjoy this as much as I did I thought I might find it amusing weird, that someone would think to try and figure out who murdered someone who common knowledge doesn t peg as being murdered, about which we have no forensic evidence So not...

  3. From my research of Richard III and the Tudors I have every good reason to know university historians are frequently wrong, often on simple things such as dates It should come as no surprise, when a massively able writer like Terry Jones turns his considerable attention to a subject like the death of Chauc...

  4. An engrossing re examination of the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV, and their possible effects on Chaucer s life and death Terry Jones s portraits of the two kings are radically different from what conven...

  5. Could you imagine the news reports now a days if a rather well connected well known author disappeared without a trace No will, no official death report, nothing That is exactly the mystery surrounding the death of Chaucer Being a right hand man to Richard II and opposed by Henry IV s own right hand man, Thomas Arundel, due to Chaucer s reformist views one can begin to speculate about his death Accident Illness Murder Allow Terry Jones et al and Who Murdered Chaucer to investigate T Could you imagine the news reports now a days if a rather well connected well known author disappeared without a trace No will, no official death report, nothing That is exactly the mystery surrounding the death of Chaucer Being a right hand man to Richard II and opposed by Henry IV s own right hand man, Thomas Arundel, due to Chaucer s reformist views one c...

  6. Traveling back 600 years in history, Monty Python s Terry Jones and a team of intellectuals look at one of history s most important poets, Geoffey Chaucer, and hypothesize that perhaps this revered man did not die of natural causes Their argument, as the title suggests, is that perhaps Chaucer was murdered England in the 14th and 15th centuries was in a period of political turmoil Richard II was offed under suspicious circumstances and his successor, Henry IV, was under a much different opin Traveling back 600 years in history, Monty Python s Terry Jones and a team of intellectuals look at one of history s most important poets, Geoffey Chaucer, and hypothesize that perhaps this revered man did not die of natural causes Their argument, as the title suggests, is that perhaps Chaucer was murdered England in the 14th and 15th centuries was in a period of political turmoil Richard II was offed under suspicious circumstances and his successor, Henry IV, was under a much different opinion on how his land would be controlled A big fan of heretical burnings and censorship Henry IV ruled with a heavy fist with the significant aid of the even nas...

  7. Speculation is FUN Who really killed the Princes in the Tower Was Anne Boleyn really unfaithful Was Richard the Lionheart gay History is full of wonderful questions that are tantalizing and intriguing, and I love to fantasize about who did what to whom In this tasty little volume, Terry Jones yes, the guy from Monty Python stirs up a salty broth of medieval gossip, historical theory, some truly impressive research What You thought comedians were illiterate and a vivid style of narratio Speculation is FUN Who really killed the Princes in the Tower Was Anne Boleyn really unfaithful Was Richard the Lionheart gay History is full of wonderful questions that are tantalizing and intriguing, and I love to fantasize about who did what to whom In this tasty little volume, Terry Jones yes, the guy from Monty Python stirs up a salty broth of medieval gossip, historical theory, some truly impressive research What You thought comedians were illiterate and a vivid style of narration to pique your appetite Starting with the puzzling fact that Chaucer, rock star famous in his day, just disappears from history, Jones speculates that perhaps we have no record of Chaucer s demise because somebody powerful wanted it that way Assuming that might be so, who had reason to despise Chaucer said to be an amiable fellow so much that he or she might contemplate the foul and midnight thoug...

  8. Quite an interesting read, and will particularly appeal to people who like conspiracy theories If you think Diana was killed by a confederacy of Martians, Freemasons and Jews you are sure to enjoy this.To be positive 1 It is nice to find someone Terry Jones who admires Richard IIthan I do I may have been his friend in a previous life, TJ was quite possibly Anne of Bohemia Usually this era is discussed from the POV of St Henry of Bolingbroke Yes Ian Mortimer, I do mean you 2 It s Quite an interesting read, and will particularly appeal to people who like conspiracy theories If you think Diana was killed by a confederacy of Martians, Freemasons and Jews you are sure to enjoy this.To be positive 1 It is nice to find someone Terry Jones who admires Richard IIthan I do I may have been his friend in a previous life, TJ was quite possibly Anne of Bohemia Usually this era is discussed from the POV of St Henry of Bolingbroke Yes Ian Mortimer, I do mean you 2 It s really interesting to me to read a book about this reign where the author has done his research and come up with original ideas Too many historians of Richard II merely repeat the same old cliches about his tyranny and so on and so forth Jones has quite a serious look at the political backgro...

  9. Full of the details that help the literary enthusiast understand the political background of Chaucer s life and, probably, his death I read it years ago, when it was new, and it only becamevaluable with rereading I...

  10. I think myself educated in English history, but realised when I read this book I knew next to nothing about the reigns of Richard II or Henry IV expect for what Shakespeare has to say on the subject.It covers the latter years of the 14th century when Richard was usurped by Henry in what we would now call a military coup History tells us Richard was weak and ineffectual, but Terry Jones begs to differ history, he argues is re written by the winners and is not necessarily true.It s important I think myself educated in English history, but realised when I read this book I knew next to nothing about the reigns of Richard II or Henry IV expect for what Shakespeare has to say on the subject.It covers the latter years of the 14th century when Richard was usurped by Henry in what we would now call a military coup History tells us Richard was weak and ineffectual, but Terry Jones begs to differ history, he argues is re written by the winners and is not necessarily true.It s important to the fate of Chaucer because he was a diplomat in Richard s court Jones describes it as an enlightened, cultured place, somewhere where the status quo could be questioned or laughed at There was a sniff of radicalism in the air it was the age of Wycliffe and the Lollards, for the first time the hegemony of the church was questioned Chaucer thrived in this atmosphere, making fun of ...