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date: 12 July 2020

Chaucer, Geoffreylocked

(c. 1340–1400)
  • Douglas Gray


Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1340–1400), poet and administrator, was probably born in the early 1340s. Neither the date nor the place of his birth can be fixed with certainty. Since in October 1386, in his testimony in the Scrope v. Grosvenor trial, he described himself as '...

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