Chaucer the Puritan

Author / Editor
Jones, Mike Rodman.

Chaucer the Puritan


Isabel Davis and Catherine Nall, eds. Chaucer and Fame: Reputation and Reception (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2015), pp. 165-84.

Exemplifies the variety of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century versions of Chaucer, which reflects he "fragmentation, diversity, and complexity" of the English Reformation itself. Discusses Chaucer as an authority figure in the writings of polemical authors Job Throckmorton, John Clare, Matthew Sutcliffe, Richard Bancroft, and Samuel Harsnett, gauging their relative discernment in understanding Chaucer's works. Most surprising, perhaps, is Harsnett's use of MilT.

Alternative Title
Chaucer and Fame: Reputation and Reception.

Chaucer Subjects
Chaucer's Influence and Later Allusion
Miller and Hi Tale