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Re: Payne Roet
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0064.  Thursday, 25 January 1996.

(1)     From:   Peter Herman <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Jan 1996 08:55:18 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Payne Roet

(2)     From:   Valerie Gager <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 24 Jan 1996 13:25:00 -0700
        Subj:   Payne Roet


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From:           Peter Herman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Jan 1996 08:55:18 -0500
Subject:        Re: Payne Roet

Thanks to everyone for their help on this topic. Your information significantly
helped and I'm deeply appreciative for your contributions.

Peter C. Herman
Dept. of English
GSU

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From:           Valerie Gager <
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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Jan 1996 13:25:00 -0700
Subject:        Payne Roet

To supplement the information provided by David Hale in his response to Peter
Herman's query, a good source of further background on Sir Gilles de Roet
(`Paon' means `usher') and his four children is Donald K. Howard's *Chaucer:
His Life, His Works, His World* (New York: Fawcett, 1987).  Howard also
identifies more connections between the Chaucer family and John of Gaunt,
including the rumour that Thomas Chaucer was actually John of Gaunt's bastard
son by Philippa Roet, Geoffrey Chaucer's wife (p. 94).

Perhaps the family tree in Speght's sixteenth-century edition represents a
variation on `Tudor myth'-making.
 

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