The Canterbury Tales are a deal of tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400. The tales are held inside a frame tale and told by a gang of wayfarers on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the holy stead of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English, in an age when many words came into English from Frankish. The next great wave of Romanic inbringings to the wordhoard would be in the Renaissance.
The tales were left unfulfilled at Chaucer's death.