Chaucer

The famous author of THE CANTERBURY TALES makes numerous appearances as a minor character in the 'London Bridge' chapter of LONDON. Besides his literary activities, he was a customs official, a Justice of the Peace, and also had a family connection to the king's uncle, John of Gaunt. His role closely follows what details we know of his life.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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