In the General Prologue the narrator mentions about thirty pilgrims who come together in the Tabard Inn. Some of them do not tell a story, and one, the Canon's Yeoman, joins the party on the way. The list below is ordered according to their appearance in the Prologue:

The Knight

The Clerk

The Plowman

The Squire

The Man of Law

The Miller

The Yeoman

The Franklin

The Manciple

The Prioress

The Five Guildsmen

The Reeve

The 2nd Nun

The Cook

The Summoner

The Three Priests

The Shipman

The Pardoner

The Monk

The Physician

The Host

The Friar

The Wife of Bath


The Merchant

The Parson

The Canon's Yeoman

Click here to see the twenty-three miniatures of Chaucer's pilgrims, as they are depicted in the Ellesmere Manuscript.

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The Pilgrims