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Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales
     

Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales

Cast: Terry Jones

 
This documentary with historian and Monty Python alumn Terry Jones examines the life of historical author Geoffrey Chaucer, writer of the Canterbury Tales. Following him from his childhood in 14th century England, the program explores how Chaucer witnessed the Black Plague wipe out a third of Europe's population when he was just a boy, and later became a secret

Overview

This documentary with historian and Monty Python alumn Terry Jones examines the life of historical author Geoffrey Chaucer, writer of the Canterbury Tales. Following him from his childhood in 14th century England, the program explores how Chaucer witnessed the Black Plague wipe out a third of Europe's population when he was just a boy, and later became a secret agent during the 100 Years War.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
UPC:
0881482317899
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Arts Magic
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
15,478

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Terry Jones Participant

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales
1. Introduction [10:26]
2. William Langland [11:27]
3. The Black Plague [14:42]
4. John Wycliffe [9:41]
5. Peasant's Revolt [11:34]
6. Chaucer's Introduction [20:11]
7. Canterbury Controversy [9:27]
8. Thomas Becket [12:43]
9. Chaucer's Death [19:12]

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