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.