Middelboe Chronicles, Part 70: Canterbury Tales – Arriving at Canterbury

“Arriving at Canterbury” (1998), the second of three installments from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, adapts the Merchant’s Tale, the Pardoner’s Tale, and the Franklin’s Tale.

The Pardoner’s Tale was one of the inspirations for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

The Franklin’s Tale is an interesting case of a courtly-love relationship surviving into marriage, contrary to the standard Laws of Love that supposedly make the two relations incompatible. (I’ll be blogging about this soon.)

At 18:54, we see a canopy with the emblem “À MON SEUL DÉSIR” writ thereon, the which doth signify a tapestry of great fame, as may be seen below (or in the Musée Cluny in Paris):


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