Master of Arts
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Severs, J. Burke
The four orders of friars were founded to fill a spiritual need in mediaeval times, but as their popularity grew, the abuses of their power and privileges grew. The Summoner's Tale exposes the abuses and the hypocrisy of the friars.
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