An inaugural Chaucer walk through the 600-year-ago London of England’s most celebrated medieval poet.
The route begins at Aldgate and ends at Southwark, the departure point for his own imagined Canterbury pilgrims.
Learn how Chaucer survived the Black Death, the Peasant’s Revolt and miscellaneous regime changes.
Meetimg at Aldgate tube, Sat 30 July, 1pm. (NB Not Aldgate East). 5 Groats
With Niall McDevitt.
The poet Robert Montgomery will read a new poem – THE KILLING OF ENGLAND ITSELF (BREXIT POEM FOR CHAUCER) – at a suitable point en route.
Sey forth thy tale, and tarie nat the tyme,
Lo, Depeford! and it is half-way pryme.
Lo, Grenewich, ther many a shrewe is inne;
It were al tyme thy tale to biginne.’