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Tell Me a Story, Geoffy!

Chaucer Reads from “The Canterbury Tales” at King Richard II’s Court

April 17, 1397, marked a major turning point for English literature and culture when Geoffrey Chaucer read from his book “The Canterbury Tales” at the court of King Richard II. It may seem inconsequential, but Chaucer read it in English, the language of the common man, instead of the fancy-pants Norman…

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Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden

is a news junkie, history buff, and music fanatic surfing the End Times wave with bemusement. Come along!

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