Reading Women in Late Medieval Europe

Anne of Bohemia and Chaucer’s Female Audience

  • Authors
  • Alfred Thomas

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

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Although Chaucer is typically labeled as the "Father of English Literature," evidence shows that his work appealed to Europe and specifically European women. Rereading the Canterbury Tales , Thomas argues that Chaucer imagined Anne of Bohemia, wife of famed Richard II, as an ideal reader, an aspect that came to greatly affect his writing.


Chaucer English literature Europe Middle Ages

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57065-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54260-1
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