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Geoffrey Chaucer

Person   Born 1340 Died 25/10/1400

Poet and administrator. Whilst living in the Aldgate, as the ‘Comptroller of the Customs and Subside of Wools, Skins and Tanned Hides’ that Chaucer published ‘A Monks Tale’ and worked on ‘Canterbury Tales’.  Dates approximate.  Via Facebook Comments Pernille Ahlstrom has provided: "Chaucer was also a civil servant, diplomat and courtier, closely connected to Edward III and his queen, Philippa of Hainault. His son, Thomas Chaucer, was an envoy to France, MP for Oxfordshire and Speaker of the House of Commons five times in the early 1400s."

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