Life and Times Of Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer, the world’s greatest poet, lived in fourteenth century Europe. Like most great people he too was influenced by something, French poetry, which I will
Prove. Europe at that time was not rich or poor, happy or sad; it was mixed with wealth and poverty. Chaucer’s literary works broke away from conformity and set the stage for the beginning of English literature. Chaucer’s travels through Europe, mostly on the King’s business, or civil service, shaped his writing, offering his readers of today a brief glimpse into the world in which he lived. Geoffrey Chaucer lived from approximately 1340 to 1400. Born the son of a London vintner, he remained a Londoner for most of his life, leaving the city only on the King’s business.
The city of London was Chaucer’s environment for most of his life. Aside from brief visits into other countries or cities of England, he remained in the city, and it’s affects on his life wer...