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Were pilgrimages only about getting to Heaven?

Were pilgrimages only about getting to Heaven?
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Key Info
  • Were pilgrimages only about getting to Heaven?
  • Duration: 01:22
  • A short clip that uses animation to show the shrine of Thomas Becket. It also discusses the attitudes of some medieval pilgrims to their travels. The interior of a medieval cathedral is depicted as well as a busy medieval market place, including an example of a barber's stalls. The film also gives us brief clues about hierarchies and wealth in medieval times.
  • Credits: S4C
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Medieval: Social and Religious Life

  • Keywords: Henry II, Thomas Becket, Thomas a Becket, miracle, miracles, saint, praying, dentist, medicine, market
Ideas for use in class
  • This film might be an excellent way of beginning a discussion of how puritans were suspicious of pilgrimage, for older students. For all students it offers a flavour of medieval urban life.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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