Site News

This is a website about the Canterbury Tales

In this section you will find a summary of all updates and changes to the site since March 5, 2014. Earlier changes have not been recorded.

PLANNED UPGRADES: summaries of the main tales, and a subindex page linking to each page.Geoffrey Chaucer

May 6, 2020 -- Eliminated the robot.txt file which may inadvertently have been blocking googlebot. Mininimized the images on the front page for faster loading.

May 5, 2020 -- Added a contact page. Updated the bottom SSI navigation.

May 4, 2020 -- Revamped all pages. Applied the new mobile friendly template and set up Adsense auto-served ads which means that they will position ads where they think they will sell rest. However set up one fixed Adsense at the very top because I want to ensure that display in prime position. Also added some content and pictures, all to existing articles. Redid the sitemaps.

May 3, 2020 -- I can't believe how long it's been since the last update. Six years! Well, time to make some changes. I converted the front page to a new mobile friendly style and soon the whole site will be changed to the new template. Then I will be adding new content and summaries of the tales. Hopefully this will not take another 6 years!

December 10, 2014 -- Added a summary and analysis of the shipman's tale.

March 29, 2014 -- Added articles about Thomas Chaucer, Chaucer's Dream, and the Consolation of Philosophy

March 14, 2014 -- added a section about Middle English

March 12, 2014 -- repositioned the advertisements.

March 11, 2014 -- Added an article about Boethius and an artcle about the City of Canterbury and its shrine.

March 5, 2014 -- After a fairly long period of being dormant, I started to update and build up this site. First I transferred servers, then redid the front page format, created the biography of Chaucer and also various other improvements such as a robots.txt file, ssi capability and and xml site map and rss feed.

Canterbury Tale Summaries

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Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Wife of Bath's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Miller's Tale
The Miller's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Shipman's Tale
The Shipman's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Knight's Tale
The Knight's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Summoner's tale
The Summoner's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Pardoner's Tale
The Pardoner's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Prioress's Tale
The Prioress's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Cook's Tale
The Cook's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Monk's Tale
The Monk's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Merchant's Tale
The Merchant's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale

Canterbury Tales - The Franklin's Tale
The Franklin's Tale