Rich resource for Chaucer’s language and life, background info on pilgrims, sources and analogues to the Canterbury Tales. Site index links to hundreds of primary and secondary sources on, about, or relating to Chaucer and his times.
Deals with "the economic, the social, and the political conditions of the last half of the fourteenth century in England, Chaucer's place in this world, and the relation of this to Chaucer's poetry."
Chaucer: what is hidden in the Canterbury Tales by Dolores Cullen
Chaucer, in the Canterbury Tales, conceals facts of the turbulent 14th century. Ambiguous Middle English words construct the allegory expected by a medieval audience. It tells of the Church, harsh authority, rape, astrology and more.