"soon after Chaucer's time"
Geoffrey Chaucer (1380)
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Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was an English writer and poet, best remembered for his narrative The Canterbury Tales. He is sometimes known as 'the father of English literature', and is considered as having broken new ground in his literary use of the native English of his period.






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