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The winner received a crown and, as with the winner of the Canterbury Tales, a free dinner.

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The date of the conception and writing of The Canterbury Tales as a collection of stories has proved difficult to ascertain.

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The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English.

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Henry Dudeney (1857–1930) was an English mathematician whose book The Canterbury Puzzles contains a part which is supposedly lost text from The Canterbury Tales.

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One-fourth of the tales in Canterbury Tales parallels a tale in the Decameron, although most of them have closer parallels in other stories.

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The time of the writing of The Canterbury Tales was a turbulent time in English history.

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The Canterbury Tales falls into the same genre as many other works of its day–a collection of stories organized into a frame narrative or frame tale.

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The Canterbury Tales is one of the most important works of the Western literary canon.

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Doherty wrote a series of novels based on The Canterbury Tales, making use of the story frame and of Chaucer's characters.

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Many literary works (both fiction and non-fiction alike) have used a similar frame narrative to the Canterbury Tales in homage to Geoffrey Chaucer's work.

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A total of 83 medieval manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales are known to exist, more than any other vernacular medieval literary work except The Prick of Conscience.

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the fourteenth century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse).

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Glosses included in Canterbury Tales manuscripts of the time praised him highly for his skill with "sentence" and rhetoric, the two pillars by which medieval critics judged poetry.

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The Canterbury Tales is among the first English literary works to mention paper, a relatively new invention which allowed dissemination of the written word never before seen in England.

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The Canterbury Tales includes an account of Jews murdering a deeply pious and innocent Christian boy ('The Prioress's Tale').

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The intended audience of The Canterbury Tales has proved very difficult to determine.

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The Canterbury Tales can also tell modern readers much about "the occult" during Chaucer's time, especially in regards to astrology and the astrological lore prevalent during Chaucer's era.

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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins used The Canterbury Tales as a structure for his 2004 non-fiction book about evolution–The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution.

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The date of the conception and writing of The Canterbury Tales as a collection of stories has proved difficult to ascertain.

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The City of Canterbury has a museum dedicated to The Canterbury Tales.

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