THE CANTERBURY TALES It was a long time ago in the 14th century. One fine April evening some people met at an inn in London. These people wanted to go to the town of Canterbury. It was a long journey. To make it shorter and more interesting they thought of telling stories on their way.
Geoffrey Chaucer, the True Founder of English Literature Geoffrey Chaucer (1340 - 1400) was the greatest English writer of the 14th century. He was born in London, in the family of a wine merchant. His father had connections with the court and hoped for a courtier's career for his son, and at 17 Geoffrey became