July 20, 2004
English Literature's Most Famous Stenographer?

Rueters is running this story detailing the discovery of just who exactly it was that transcribe Chaucer's Canterbury tales:

Adam Pinkhurst -- whose name was found by a U.S. handwriting expert -- wrote the 14th century manuscripts of Chaucer's pilgrims' stories, the most celebrated work of medieval English literature.

Until this time, all we knew about him was what Chaucer himself wrote, which wasn't very complimentary. Dead men may tell no tales, but sometimes they speak nonetheless.

Posted by scott at July 20, 2004 01:14 PM

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