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The Canterbury Tales

Iona studied these Tales at her school and has created a Visitor & Study Centre, similar to the one in old St Margaret’s Church, Canterbury - with its Knight right. Add-ons are cast from Iona’s hand-pressed moulds. The single figure is The Wife of Bath pilgrim Alyson, a lay preacher and weaver as painted in the right window. Author Geoffrey Chaucer c1343-1400 stands on the far right. The frieze shows people featured in The Tales and Iona would like you to guess who they are!

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Hazle Ceramics
Canterbury Tales
Limited Painting of 20
on Melton Mowbray
With two add-ons

20th Anniversary 2010
Painting & Add-ons by Iona


£89.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 Part of US Congress mural: The Clerk, Manciple, Sailor, Prioress & Nun pilgrims.

The Wife of Bath’s Tale
Of all the 30 pilgrims who met by chance at the Tabard Inn in Southwark and rode to Becket’s shrine, Alyson is most famous. A lively Prologue tells of mastery over her five late husbands. Her Tale is of a knight who must find “what women most desire”. The right answer “sovereignty” comes from an old hag, on condition he marries her. The knight accepts her authority and she becomes a young, lovely and faithful wife.

 After Becket’s murder in 1170, caskets held bone or cloth relics. Above, typical Limoges Chasse with lavish enamel scenes of his death.

 The Pilgrims’ badge.
Wife of Bath, Ellsmere manuscript of 1405. 

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