Aboven alle nacions in Pruce.
In Lettow hadde he reysed and in Ruce,—

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius


‘Pruce’ is Prussia, which in Chaucer’s time was used by the Teutonic Order as a base for its raids into Lithuania and Russia.

‘Lettow is Lithuania, again a hotspot for the Teutonic Order of Knights.

‘Ruce’ is Russia— evidently the Knight had participated in crusades against Russian Orthodoxy.

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