Wife of Bath
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This design depicts the merry heroine of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath, A pilgrim to Canterbury based on a 15th century woodcut. Here she appears quite demure, but in her own words ... (translated from middle English by Nevill Coghill) ....“My lords since I was twelve years old Thanks be to God Eternal evermore, Five husbands have I had at church door; ....Then why not marry two, or even eight? And why speak evil of the married state?”.... The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. The tales are told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. They have been translated into contemporary prose and verse again and again, and remain some of the best known stories in English literature.
Fixing Points: One hole: at the top of the ring