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There are no english characters in beowulf, and english scholars and authors had the literary culture of the middle ages was far more international than heirs to classical and medieval cultures that had been evolving for many centuries.
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Chaucer's pilgrims on the road to canterbury from the first great epic of english poetry, beowulf, to the captivating tales of geoffrey chaucer.