Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist
Chaucer scholars have generally settled on April as the date his pilgrims departed for Canterbury. From the fifteenth-century illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript of “The Canterbury Tales”: The Manciple.
The Gateway to Chaucer. Stories Told by Emily Underdown, From The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer. With Sixteen Coloured Plates and Numerous Marginal Illustrations after Drawings by Anne Anderson. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons,