Robert Yeager earned his Ph. D. in English Literature from Yale University, a Master's degree from Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University. His specialities are Old English, Middle English, Medieval European Literature and Historical Linguistics. His publications include John Gower's Poetic: The Search for a New Arion;John Gower: Contemporary Views (ed.); Gower's Shorter Latin Poems; and Who Murdered Chaucer (co-authored with Python Terry Jones). He has published extensively in the field of Medieval Studies.