Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales available on February 11 2016 from Amazon for 10.50
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Brand Name: ARTIST NOT PROVIDED Mfg#: 881482317899 Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs Manufacturer: ARTS MAGIC/MVD Genre: Documentary All music products are properly licensed and guaranteed authentic. This DVD covers English author, poet, philosopher, courtier, and diplomat Geoffrey Chaucer's life to middle age, Chaucer's 14th century saw him survive the Black Death as a child, the plague that wiped out a third of the population of the West, and become actively involved, both as a soldier and later a secret agent in the 100 Years War, the war that was to leave England devastated. Despite all these man-made and natural catastrophes, English literature went though a short Renaissance, and the program hints as to why this might have happened, and considers the leading role that Chaucer was to play in it. Terry Jones (Monty Python) stars.
The title is somewhat misleading, because this lengthy documentary is about so much more than the Canterbury Tales. Indeed, it covers Chaucer's life and career and the various literary works he produced, including the Canterbury Tales, but also Book of the Duchess, etc. It also provides a great deal of incidental information about life in the 14th-century, the politics, economic situation, the Black Plague, the 1381 Rising, etc. Terry ..