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Study Guide Questions

1.     Who was the author of The Canterbury Tales?
2.     Name the fifty-mile street that was a route from London to Canterbury.
3.     Name the Archbishop of Canterbury whose shrine the pilgrims of The Canterbury Tales were visiting.
4.     Why did the town of Sittingbourne become so famous in the Fifteenth Century?
5.     What natural landmark greeted those who traveled by ship to Dover and to other ports of southeastern England?
6.     What did one pilgrim consider to be the "strongest fortress of Christendom"?
7.     What did the town of Glastonbury offer that pilgrims from southwestern England came to visit?
8.     Name the plain on which Stonehenge is located.
9.     Who was Saint Swithin?
10.     Describe various routes that pilgrims took and name methods of travel practiced by the pilgrims as they traveled from Winchester to Canterbury.
11.     Who did the pilgrims believe haunted the "Silent Pools"?
12.     Identify the importance of Saint Edith.
13.     _____________________ [Surrey, Chilham, or Aylesford] is an inn-filled community where pilgrims spent their last night en route to Canterbury.
14.     Why was Canterbury Castle originally erected?
15.     Why were stained glass windows important in the chapels of medieval England?
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