Social-Status Ranking of Canterbury Pilgrims Mentioned in the "General Prologue"

Highest Rank--Nobility and Clergy with Highest Offices ("Princes [and Princesses] of the Church")
The Nobleman and his retinue (who would have "association status" by their relationship to the noble):
Knight, Squire, Yeoman (who tells no tale)
A Member of the High clergy and her retinue:
Prioress ("madame Eglentyne"), 2nd Nun, three Priests (only one of which tells a tale? see Exp. Note and Textual Note), and Monk

Middle Rank--

Mendicant clergy:
Friar ("Huberd")
Free, high-status non-nobles:
Merchant, Clerk, Sergeant of the Lawe (lawyer), Frankeleyn (wealthy landowner).
Lower Rank--
Guildsmen and their wives (who violate the Sumptuary Laws by dressing above their estate but tell no tales, except for their extremely disreputable and unsanitary Cook):
Haberdasshere (hats and handkerchiefs), Carpenter, Webbe (weaver), Dyere, Tapycer (maker of tapestries) [all tell no tale]. and their Cook [whose tale seems to be incomplete, interrupted or badly told]
Freemen of contested status:
Shipman, Doctour of Physik, Wif of Bathe, Persoun (parson), Plowman (NT, the Parson's "brother," maybe a real sib or "good friend" or "comrade")
Clerical but secular employees and Freemen of contested status:
Reeve (estate overseer), Miller, Somnour (bishop's "sheriff"), Pardoner, Maunciple (household purchasing agent), Chaucer-the-pilgrim, and "Oure Hoost" (keeper and probable owner of the Tabard Inn, later identified as "Harry Bailey"--tells no tale but reveals much about his marriage and character in frame narrative).