I believe in giving credit where credit is due, which, unfortunately, is not the case on many websites these days. Therefore, the sources I have used for this Canterbury Tales section are listed below, with my comments.
Chaucer Editions – Many of the images I have used for illustration throughout this section came from a wonderful website called Chaucer Editions, created by Robert Simola. While he has stated that the collection is incomplete, he has included images from dozens of editions ranging from 1721 to 1930. If you are a Chaucer nut you have probably visited his site. But if you haven’t yet, then you should definitely give it a whirl.
Individual credits from Chaucer Editions:
The Mortimer prints were originally meant for inclusion in an elaborate edition that never materialized. (See the Betsy Bowden essay, “Tales Told and Tellers of Tales: Illustrations of the Canterbury Tales in the Course of the Eighteenth Century” in Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures edited by William K. Finley and Joseph Rosenblum.
Saunders, John. Canterbury Tales, from Chaucer. In Two Volumes. London: Charles Knight and Co., 1845
Richardson, Abby Sage. Stories from Old English Poetry. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1871.
Briton Riviere; et al, eds. Highroads of Literature. Book III–The Morning Star. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1919.
The Szyk Images
These beautiful and whimsical depictions of the pilgrims, as well as the header image used for this section, were created by a wonderful Polish artist named Arthur Szyk. I acquired them from various places on the internet, as well as from a book I possess called (put book here.) These images are NOT in the public domain, and I do not have express permission to use them, primarily because I do not know from whom or how to obtain it. I use them under the fair use principle for teaching and scholarship. These images are so beautiful and intriguing that I believe they will help to bring in new readers of the Canterbury Tales. If you are the copyright holder of this material, and you wish for me to remove these images, though it would break my heart to do so, I will remove them from my pages.
Arthur Szyk also made beautiful illustrations for many other books, including Anderson’s Fairy Tales. But as Polish Jew, he is most famous for his anti-Nazi propaganda posters during the second world war. His prints can often be found being sold on eBay.