Canterbury Pilgrims Start Their Journey on This Date

In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, 29 pilgrims gather on this date at the Tabard Inn in Southwark in preparation to travel to the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. After supper, the host proposes that the pilgrims entertain each other on their journey by telling stories. The following morning, the pilgrims begin their trip, and the stories commence.

Canterbury Tales

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