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by Robert Yeager,Alan Fletcher,Juliette Dor,Terry Dolan,Terry Jones

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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.

Terry Jones is the author of several acclaimed works on the Middle Ages including Chaucer's Knight, Crusades, and Medieval Lives, the basis for his popular PBS series. A former member of Monty Python, he lives in London.

Terry Jones is the author of several acclaimed works on the Middle Ages including Chaucer's Knight, Crusades, and Medieval Lives, the basis for his popular PBS series. Terry Dolan is Professor of English at University College, Dublin, and a lexicographer and broadcaster. Juliette Dor is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Liege. Alan Fletcher is a lecturer in Medieval English Literature at University College, Dublin. Robert F. Yeager teaches Old and Middle English literature at the University of West Florida

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Terry Jones is the author of several acclaimed works on the Middle Ages including Chaucer's Knight . Alan Fletcher is a lecturer in Medieval English Literature at University College, Dublin

Terry Jones is the author of several acclaimed works on the Middle Ages including Chaucer's Knight, Crusades, and Medieval Lives, the basis for his popular PBS series. Yeager teaches Old and Middle English literature at the University of West Florida.

Alan J. Fletcher - 2004 - Mediaeval Studies 66 (1):27-98. Yeager & International Congress on Medieval Studies - 1998. Chaucer and His Readers Imagining the Author in Late-Medieval England. Chaucer and Dissimilarity Literary Comparisons in Chaucer and Other Late-Medieval Writing. John J. Mcgavin - 2000. Chaucer and the Trivium the Mindsong of the Canterbury Tales. Understanding Chaucer's Intellectual and Interpretative World Nominalist Fiction.

Terry Jones and his troupe of medievalists are not convinced by this assumption. They contend that Chaucer’s poetry both offended and disturbed the newly established status quo of the upstart Henry IV and his supporters, who included Thomas Arundel, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Arundel was opposed to the use of English in church affairs, for the expedient political reason that the populace was unable to read or converse in.

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Who Murdered Chaucer? book. Murder? Allow Terry Jones et al and Who Murdered Chaucer? to investigate. Written in the typical British dry (but wonderfully cheeky) way, Jones and Co. cover all the "what ifs" and "who dunnits" during the turbulent years when King Henry IV and Thomas Arundel bent history to better suit the Lancastrian point of view - placing poet and public servant under the old regime of Richard II Geoffrey Chaucer right in the middle of a.

Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery

Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery. by Terry Jones · Alan Fletcher · Terry Dolan · Juliette Dor · Robert F. Yeager. Terry Jones’ Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. This is the story of the Roman Empire as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Hellenes, Persians, and Africans. Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last?

Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, and was . Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery (2003), ISBN 0-413-75910-5 – with Robert Yeager, Terry Dolan, Alan Fletcher and Juliette Dor.

Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, and was sole director on two further Monty Python movies, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. As a film director, Jones finally gained fuller control of the projects and devised a visual style that complemented the humour and, once again, concentrated on allowing the performers room to breathe, for instance, in the use of wide shots for long exchanges of dialogue, and more economical use of music.

Doing Things beside Domesday Book. Artificial Paleography: Computational Approaches to Identifying Script Types in Medieval Manuscripts. The Enduring Attraction of the Pirenne Thesis. Kestemont et al. Icons of Sound: Auralizing the Lost Voice of Hagia Sophia.

For example, Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (2004; for which he received a 2004 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Writing for . Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery. Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery.

For example, Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (2004; for which he received a 2004 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming") argues that the Middle Ages was a more sophisticated period than is popularly thought, and Terry Jones' Barbarians (2006) presents the cultural achievements of peoples conquered by the Roman Empire in a more positive light than Roman historians typically have . Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror.

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Tyler Is Not Here
This is a highly detailed account of what life and politics were in the late fourteenth century----In an England as different from where we are today as we are from the man in the moon! And yet...with very real, almost unbelievable similarities--

Terry Jones brings it to incredible, fascinating life in this amazingly readable account of the two opposing worldviews that would see a Bright King overthrown, his liberal policies churned under and destroyed by a hard-line usurper who sought power, and stole and crushed where he could not legally claim what wasn't his (tho, of course, he had a familial claim as 'they' often do).

And in the middle of this was the Great Chaucer, courtier of the King of Light, and mayhap victim of the violent King of Darkness and the closing of the mind of man...?
Tall
A supremely fine, scholarly, readable and entertaining history that shows the dangerous relationship that the arts and artists have always held with regard to the government. Those who are familiar with conservative governments' denunciations of "Hollywood" will recognize this as an old, yet familiar, story.
Trash
OK...adored Monty Python, enough said. This book promised much, but delivered little---alas and woe. It seemed much more an apologia for the reign of Richard II than anything else. Much evidence was presented that Richard really wasn't all that bad as a King, and was the victim of evil Lords (most of them were close relatives), evil church officials anxious to hold on to their power (possibly true) and re-writes of history by minions during the reign of Henry IV. A lot of this may be true, but the presentation of data seemed terribly one-sided. I was also disappointed by the near absence of women in this book---very little was said about Richard's mother, queens or other relatives. Also not mentioned very much was Geoffrey Chaucer's family,including the fact that his wife, Philippa, was sister to the third wife of the powerful Duke of Lancaster. It is fairly well documented that Philippa Chaucer did not live with Geoffrey during the last years of her life. In fact, she served Costanza, the second Duchess of Lancaster, and probably died while in her service abroad. There is no evidence that Geoffrey Chaucer was murdered. Records of the fourteenth century are sketchy at best and are are selectively presented here. The book is much more about Richard II and his downfall at the hands of Henry IV and the evil Arundel than it is Chaucer...sorry to say. There are so many things that we wish we could confirm about this era, but the true stories are probably long lost. A handsome book, but disappointing to me.
Viashal
A great book!
Laizel
No since mincing words on this review:

If your into the subject, its an interesting read. It has moments of humor, but what I think I like most about the book is it really gives a good look into the daily life, court, and politics of medieval England. Jones, is no stranger to the subject having authored several other humorous works on the 'Medieval lives' and is an expert on the period. This book is certainly no different in of that it is as interesting, and it poses an interesting theory or theories one can consider in contemplating the mystery of Chaucer's death, if its questionable at all. A good read for sure.
Groll
This not only is a great piece of literature and history, but it is beautifully printed. I have been buying it to give to special friends. It shows Chaucer as a courageous man who faced the tyrant of his time, and probably paid the price with his life and attempt to erase him from the pages of history. I am emboldened!
Blackworm
This is an absolutely fabulous book, a great read.
great condition even better than the one in the local library