Pardoners, Frankeleyns and Nonne Preestes Tales
in Middle English
These three tales from The Canterbury Tales are read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb: they are the Pardoner’s story of three ruffians out to ‘kill death’; the Franklin’s tale of a young wife’s rash promise; and the Nun’s Priest’s retelling of the exploits of Chanticleer. Unabridged.
The Parlement of Foulys
The finest of Chaucer's shorter works, The Parlement of Foulys is a St Valentine's Day poem in which the poet dreams of three male eagles debating questions of love as they pay court to a female hawk. The text is edited here by DS Brewer, with a substantial introduction, notes and glossary.