Se Caunterbury Tales are belike se most welknowen englissh werk in se middle-ages. Ywritten be Geoffrey Chaucer ner se end of his lifes se werk hadde survivred in dyverse fragmentes. A groupe of 29 pilgrimes and se tellere "Chaucer" meten at se Tabart Inn in southwerk south of Londune. Harry Baily se owner proposeth that thei travelen to Caunterbury togedere and ech scholde tellen foure stories, two on se way ther and two on se way back. Se prise for se winner is a fre mel.
Chaucers purpos was to schewen a pycture of se englyshe peple.