Person    | Male  Born 1340  Died 25/10/1400

Geoffrey Chaucer

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 wife's sister married John of Gaunt. 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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Geoffrey Chaucer

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Caxton Hall - head 6 - Chaucer

This could equally well be Caxton (they are both always shown with this headg...

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Chaucer and Aldgate

{On a worn notice stuck to the pavement immediately below the wooden structur...

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Chaucer's Tabard Inn

Unveiled by Terry Jones of the Pythons.

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