"A Solempne and a Greet Fraternitee."

Author / Editor
McCutchan, J. Wilson.

"A Solempne and a Greet Fraternitee."

PMLA 74 (1959): 313-17.

Aligns details of GP 1.361-78 with historical evidence to argue that the five tradesmen or "Burgesses" described by Chaucer belonged to a "craft fraternity [rather than a parish fraternity] and that the Drapers' Fraternity (or Brotherhood of St. Mary of Bethlehem) provides a clear-cut example of the kind of organization he had in mind."

Chaucer Subjects
General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales