canterbury tales and english language
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Canterbury Tales is considered a masterpiece of the Middle English language. Middle English was spoken by Anglo-Saxons in England from 1200 to the late 1400s.It has since developed into the English that we know today. Chaucer’s tales were a unique critique of social stratification at the time. The hypocrisy of the church, and other levels of his society, was well known but seldom satirised in the way that Chaucer did.