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Who Murdered Chaucer?

(2003)
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In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom, Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered?

Terry Jones' hypothesis is the introduction to a reading of Chaucer's writings as evidence that might be held against him, interwoven with a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics and its personalities.

Genre: Inspirational

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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Who Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery
Author(s): Terry Jones, Robert Yeager, Alan Fletcher, Juliette Dor, Terry Dolan
ISBN: 0-312-33587-3 / 978-0-312-33587-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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September 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery
Author(s): Terry Jones, Robert Yeager, Terry Dolan, Alan Fletcher, Jeanette Dor
ISBN: 0-413-75910-5 / 978-0-413-75910-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Who Murdered Chaucer?
Author(s): Terry Jones
ISBN: 0-413-77735-9 / 978-0-413-77735-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery
Author(s): Terry Jones, Robert Yeager, Alan Fletcher, Juliette Dor, Terry Dolan
ISBN: 0-312-33588-1 / 978-0-312-33588-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Who Murdered Chaucer?
Author(s): Terry Jones, Robert F Yeager, Terry Dolan, Alan Fletcher, Jeanette Dor
ISBN: 0-413-75920-2 / 978-0-413-75920-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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