Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary

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Since it was first published in 1980, Terry Jones' study of "Chaucer's Knight" has proved to be one of the most enduringly popular and controversial books ever to hit the world of Chaucer scholarship. The former "Python" offers an imaginative and authoritative account of the Knight in the Canterbury Tales, which questions the accepted view of him as a paragon of Christian chivalry, and argues that he is in fact no more than a professional mercenary who has spent his life in the service of petty despots and tyrants around the world. This fourth edition includes a new preface and colour illustrations that reveal, for the first time, an astonishing discovery - a clear identification of the man on whom the Knight was modelled, and with it a confirmation of Jones's theory. This is the new, fourth edition of Terry Jones's groundbreaking popular study of Chaucer's most compelling character. It includes new preface and colour illustrations with a major new discovery. Last edition sold 14,000 copies. "Who Murdered Chaucer?" Sold 15,000 in hardback and paperback. Terry Jones's BBC series tie-ins "Medieval Lives and Barbarians" were both high profile and bestselling.

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"* 'Jones's analysis of Chaucer's text is painstaking, his pursuit of the historical example is thorough, his conclusions appropriate' Peter Ackroyd * 'A masterly exciting book' Economist * 'A brilliant work of literary and historical detection' Observer"

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