25 October

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Chaucer Died on this Day

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Pilgrim Cocktail

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Geoffrey Chaucer was crucial in establishing the legitimacy of vernacular Middle English, when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.

Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, and most famously known for his Canterbury Tales, on this day in 1400 Chaucer became the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Canterbury Tales differs from other literature of the period in terms of its naturalism, its varied characters and the variety of stories the pilgrims tell. Today we are toasting this great work with a Pilgrim cocktail.

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