Medieval pilgrimage

Pilgrimage, a journey to a holy place, was an important part of medieval Christian life. In England alone there were hundreds if not thousands of pilgrimage sites, of which the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral was one of the most popular. Click the buttons below to discover more about the practice of medieval pilgrimage.

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