Don't Run He'll Find You
He Is The Summoner
The summoner would supoena people to appear before an ecclesiastical court and must say why they are to be summoned to court. His power was inquisitorial.
He was not very popular. they were a ecclesiastic villain who was no less moral than anyone breaking cannon laws. summoners were condemned for extortion in 1342 by council of London and by Parliament in 1378.
The summoner could lie in court to get people to be excommunication and people high in church were corrupt because they had high education levels and were intelligent.
Caucer leaves out details of the Summoner's wife, implying she is not important.
A modern day occupation that mirrors the occupation that the Summoner does would be a Process Server. A process server delivers legal documents to individuals involved in a court case.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Summoner in The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story." Shmoop. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
"About Process Serving, Service of Process." ServeNow.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.