The Canterbury Tales is a timeless piece of literature, written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. It is the story of a group of travelers, making a pilgrimage to the grave of Thomas Beckett. Along the way, these pilgrims stop at the Tabard Inn and begin to tell tall stories in order to win a free dinner. This book is more than just a series of stories clumped together. It is a transformative piece that is still studied and analyzed everyday in classrooms across the world. This website explores this classic work through in-depth analysis as to how and why this work is such an impactful text in our history.