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Chaucer's Farm, Gresham | by Cameron Self
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Chaucer's Farm, Gresham

The manor of Gresham was bought by William Paston from Thomas Chaucer - who was Geoffrey Chaucer's son.

 

'Chaucer's Farm' still exists today and is one of a number of Norfolk Chaucer links. Walter Rye, the Norfolk antiquarian, wrote a book entitled Chaucer, A Norfolk Man (1915) in which he suggests that Chaucer's father came from King's Lynn. The poet must also have been familiar with Bawdeswell (Baldeswell) because it appears in The Reeve's Tale.

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Taken on May 13, 2012