Galfridus Chaucere was ybore yn Londoun yn 1341. As a yonge man, he dide serven yn the meynee of manye an noble hous. Yn 1359 he faughte ful brauelye yn Fraunse. He dide sette up hys owene householde yn Aldgate in 1374, yn whiche he dwelte vntil recente dayes wyth hys wyf Philippa and hys sonnes Thomas and Lowys. He and hys haue nowe relocatede to Kent. Chaucer ys renownede as the makere of the boke of Troilus, the booke also of Fame, the booke of the XXV Ladyes, the Booke of the Duchesse, and the booke of Seynt Valentynes Daye of the Parlemente of Briddes. Galfridus bloggeth at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog.
Why do you blog? > Pages of blogge aren far lesse costlie than leaves of parchemente.
What has been your best blogging experience? > Lernynge that swich goode and lernede folke dide thynke myn litel poostes to be thynges of amusemente and solaas.
What has been your worst blogging experience? > Johannes Gowere tryinge to messe up my game.
Who are your intellectual heroes? > Seynt Boece, Daun Ovide and Daun Tullius.
What are you reading at the moment? > A verye fyne newe texte of the poeme ycleped Piers the Plowman - verye angrie but ful of wisdam.
What is the best novel you've ever read? > Ich do here manye novels ech daye. Thou talkst as yf a 'novel' were sum maner of boke, and nat a tidynge of eventes.
What is your favourite poem? > 'Le Roman de la Rose'.
What is your favourite movie? > A Knight's Tale - thei make me looke so thinne!
What is your favourite song? > 'Expresse Yowerselfe' by NWA.
Can you name a major moral, political or intellectual issue on which you've ever changed your mind? > That gentillesse comth nat of birthe or lineage but of gentil deedes.
What philosophical thesis do you think it most important to combat? > That the paste hath but oon lesson to teche.
What is your favourite piece of political wisdom? > Flee fro the prees and dwelle with sothfastnesse.
If you could effect one major policy change in the governing of your country, what would it be? > Ich wolde restricte the yivinge of liverie and maintenance-at-lawe by whiche riche lordes do ouerturnen reson and iustice.
What would you do with the UN? > Ich wolde heale the grete schisme bitwene Rome and Avignon.
What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world? > Avarice.
Do you think the world (human civilization) has already passed its best point, or is that yet to come? > Yt dependeth on my moode.
What would be your most important piece of advice about life? > Neuer drinke bad ale.
What commonly enjoyed activities do you regard as a waste of time? > Ich haue neuer undirstoode playinge at dees.
What, if anything, do you worry about? > The black deeth.
If you were to relive your life to this point, is there anything you'd do differently? > Ich wolde haue spente more tyme in Ytalye.
What do you like doing in your spare time? > Of late, parkour.
What is your most treasured possession? > Myn litel woolen hatte.
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? > Dante - peple wille rede anye oolde thyng yf that name be attached to yt!
What would be your ideal choice of alternative profession or job? > Yt wolde much plesen me to be an chapman and to see ferre londes and straunge kingdomes.
Who is your favourite comedian or humorist? > Giovan Boccacce.
Who are your sporting heroes? > The Earle of Derbye beth the fynest jouster ich haue ever at tourney seen.
Which English Premiership football team do you support? > Tottenham Hotspur.
If you could have one (more or less realistic) wish come true, what would you wish for? > An ende to the werre bitwene Fraunce and Engelonde.
How, if at all, would you change your life were you suddenly to win or inherit an enormously large sum of money? > Free from dependencie on the patronage of the grete, ich coud enditen more polemic and topicale poetrie. Ich wolde also weare tonnes of Helmut Lang.
If you could have any three guests, past or present, to dinner who would they be? > Auden, Ovide, and Ariosto.
What animal would you most like to be? > A ducke.
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