The Essay on Church In The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales in the 14th Century. At the time the church had a very high status, and was very powerful. People went on long pilgrimages to visit holy places. The Canterbury tales is about a group of pilgrims who each told stories on their pilgrimage to Canterbury.
The Canterbury Tales. Reading guides and synopses for each tale can be found here: Prolegomena and.