Choose Your Own Adventure - Romeo and Juliet

Archaeologists working in Gloucester have discovered the remains of a 12th-century castle. The find was made on the site of a former prison.

In this article I argue that the prologue to The Wife of Bath's Tale is also an exercise in carnival, and that rather than being a true autobiography of Alisoun of Bath, it is a joke routine for a standup comic.

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Brain Pickings

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Brain Pickings

Hear Beowulf read in the original Old English

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Canterbury Tales - Rylands Medieval Collection

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