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The Canterbury Tales: The Skipper
Transcript of The Canterbury Tales: The Skipper
Grade 12. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Print.
"Medieval Occupations." Tripod. N.p., n.d. Web.
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"Skipper." Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct.
"The Canterbury Tales: Summary and Analysis:
The Shipman's Tale." Cliffnotes. N.p., n.d.
Web. 3 Nov 2012.
<http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/canterbury-tales/summary-analysis/shipmans-tale.html>. What was the life of a Medieval Skipper like? Had a lonely and hard life due to being at sea most of their life
Most difficult job of this time
Required strong will and dedication
Worked sunrise to sunset with a variety of tasks to do.
Ferried troops, supplies, horses and food from port to port
Paid based on rank.
Mainly sailed on ships owned by kings, nobles and monarchs.
Trained to handle a vessel, their duties at sea, and ocean combat
Common goal to become an officer and command their own vessel.
Didn't gain respect until the Crusades