Chaucer’s career as a secret agent helped him assume different disguises in his writing. Some scholars interpret this role-playing as Chaucer being sexist and anti-Semitic.
Chivalry is not an elite men’s club. Women have always been involved.
We’re supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
The Monty Python star was also a highly respected author on Chaucer and the writer of a series of children’s history books.