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  Chaucer's Women Monday 3 March 2003  
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ...'The Knight's Tale' follows the conventions of courtly love: The beautiful maiden Emily is worshipped from afar by two rival suitors. The suitors must then fight a duel in order to win her hand.

Emma Jane Kirby talked to Susan Hitch, from Oxford University, about how the story focuses on the male suitors but sidesteps the issue of what Emily might want.

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