This special issue of The Chaucer Review announces the momentous discovery by Euan Roger and Sebastian Sobecki of new documents from the Court of King’s Bench that establish the nature of the Chaucer–Chaumpaigne court case. As editors, we are pleased that The Chaucer Review is the venue for making public newly uncovered documents housed at The National Archives in Kew. In addition, three appendices supplied by Roger and Sobecki provide important updates to Chaucer’s extant life-records: (1) a full chronology of the known Chaucer–Chaumpaigne record; (2) transcriptions and translations of all the pertinent documents; and (3) a calendar of the nine Chaucer life-records discovered since the publication of Martin M. Crow and Clair C. Olsen’s Chaucer Life-Records (Oxford, 1966). This historic issue also holds a first-ever survey of the life-records of Cecily Chaumpaigne, compiled and assessed by Andrew Prescott, as well as three critical responses, authored by Sarah Baechle, Carissa...
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Research Article| October 01 2022
The Case of Geoffrey Chaucer and Cecily Chaumpaigne: New Evidence
The Chaucer Review (2022) 57 (4): 403–406.
Susanna Fein, David Raybin; The Case of Geoffrey Chaucer and Cecily Chaumpaigne: New Evidence. The Chaucer Review 1 October 2022; 57 (4): 403–406. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/chaucerrev.57.4.0403
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