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Pilgrimage in those Norman Times.


Everyone tried to go on a pilgrimage, to say prayers at a holy place, at least once in his life.


Pilgrims went to Canterbury, St.Albans, Glastonbury and other places as far away as Spain, Rome and the Holy Land.


A party of people would set off together.


It made a holiday for them.



Pilgrims usually walked on their long journeys;


A pilgrim might wear a cockle-shell in his  hat to show that he had been to Compostella in Spain.


He was often called a palmer, because he carried a piece of palm from the Holy Land.



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