(c. 1346–1408) Addressee of the *envoy to Truth. Chaucer’s career brought him into contact with Vache, a knight of the chamber and the son-in-law (and heir) of Sir Lewis *Clifford. It is generally supposed that the envoy to Truth reflects the circumstances of 1386–89, when Vache (like Chaucer) was out of favour. Vache’s career revived during the 1390s, and he became a Knight of the Garter in 1399.
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