MAP#65: The Pardoner’s Tale (Canterbury Tales)

Pardoners_TaleGeoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales toward the end of the 14th century. The tales are a story telling contest by a group of pilgrims traveling to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

Today we are going to listen to The Pardoner’s Tale, a tale of greed, treachery and betrayal. The Pardoner’s Tale is about three young men who discover their friend has been killed. The men set out to avenge their friend and kill death, but quickly abandon their plans when they discover a pile of gold coins.

If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes.

Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode.

The music is provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at

About the Author
The Archivist brings you news and reviews of all things medieval.