A candle marks the original location of Beckett's Shrine (Canterbury Cathedral photo)

A candle marks the original location of Beckett's Shrine (Canterbury Cathedral photo)

Performance poet Patience Agbabi's "21st Century Remix" of The Canterbury Tales will be published by Canongate in April 2013 Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg/Getty

Funky Chaucer reboot by Patience Agbabi due for April launch

Performance poet Patience Agbabi's "21st Century Remix" of The Canterbury Tales will be published by Canongate in April 2013 Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg/Getty

The Wife of Bath has so successfully occupied the popular imagination she even has a rose named after her (as well as pubs, restaurants, china, tea towels, figurines and countless paintings and illustrations...)

The Wife of Bath has so successfully occupied the popular imagination she even has a rose named after her (as well as pubs, restaurants, china, tea towels, figurines and countless paintings and illustrations...)

The Wife of Bath - Wordcloud!

The Wife of Bath - Wordcloud!

Chaucer enjoyed the Patronage of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster who by his third wife, was Chaucer's brother-in-law.

Chaucer enjoyed the Patronage of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster who by his third wife, was Chaucer's brother-in-law.

Illuminated manuscript image of Geoffrey Chaucer as a Pilgrim

English poetry masters: Geoffrey Chaucer

January 2014: Gary Lagden from Tangere Arts plays the slippery Pardoner, with musicians Hannah Marshall and Christopher Preece in the background. Photograph: Manuel Harlan

The Pardoner's Tale – review

January 2014: Gary Lagden from Tangere Arts plays the slippery Pardoner, with musicians Hannah Marshall and Christopher Preece in the background. Photograph: Manuel Harlan

Detail of an illuminated edition of The Canterbury Tales from The British Library

Detail of an illuminated edition of The Canterbury Tales from The British Library

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