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Pilgrims

 

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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