Context of Chaucer

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Mind Map on Context of Chaucer, created by larnawilford on 09/07/2014.

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Context of Chaucer
1 Spent time in France
1.1 Influenced from French writers and philosophers
2 Served in the Hundred Years War between England and France
2.1 Speak French, Italian and Latin
3 English Renaissance poetry critic George Puttenham
3.1 Said Chaucer to be father of Eng Literature canon
3.1.1 Still stands as one of great shapes of literary narrative and character
4 Married a powerful woman
4.1 Reflected in Wife of Bath
5 Around 1378 - began to develop vision of Eng poetry
5.1 Linguistically accessible to all
6 1387 - writing Canterbury Tales
7 Chaucers wife supposedly died in 1387
8 Lived through tension in English social sphere
8.1 Black Death
9 Political sentiments are unclear
9.1 Refrains from political statements
9.1.1 Not to rep Chaucers own sentiments
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