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Everything you need to know to read "The Canterbury Tales" - Iseult Gillespie

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A portly Miller, barely able to sit on his horse, rambles on about the flighty wife of a crotchety old carpenter and the scholar she takes as her lover. This might sound like a bawdy joke, but it’s part of one of the most esteemed works of English literature ever created: The Canterbury Tales. Iseult Gillespie shares everything you need to know to read Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic collection.

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  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Composer Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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