Chaucer Reading His Poetry to the English Court

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Corpus Christi College
published on 15 April 2019

This full-page illustration depicts Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 - 1400 CE) reading his poem Troilus and Criseyde to the court of Richard II of England (1367 - 1400 CE). This copy of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde was made c. 1415 - 1425 CE, long after the poem was originally written sometime before 1385.

The copy was planned to contain over 90 illustrations, although only the frontispiece was ever painted and blank spaces remain throughout the rest of the manuscript. The manuscript containing this illustration is now in the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK.

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APA Style

College, C. C. (2019, April 15). Chaucer Reading His Poetry to the English Court. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10446/

Chicago Style

College, Corpus C. "Chaucer Reading His Poetry to the English Court." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 15, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10446/.

MLA Style

College, Corpus C. "Chaucer Reading His Poetry to the English Court." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Apr 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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