The watery life of the capital

4 September 2021 9:00 am

To write about London and its rivers is to enter a crowded literary field. Many aspects of watery life in…

The Merchant (left) and the Physician from the Ellesmere manuscript of the Canterbury Tales

A window on Chaucer’s cramped, scary, smelly world

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Sam Leith describes the frequently lonely, squalid and hapless life of the father of English poetry