Why Would Pilgrims Have Gone to Visit Becket's Shrine at Canterbury?

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Pilgrims went to visit Becket’s shrine at Canterbury because of its religious history. Rumours had it that when Becket died, those who touched his cloth were cured of blindness, epilepsy and leprosy. His body was placed in a marble coffin in the crypt of the Canterbury Cathedral, and a stone wall was built round it, but two gaps were left in the wall where pilgrims could insert their heads to kiss the tomb.
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Pilgrims would have gone to visit Becket’s shrine at Canterbury to receive healing and other miracles. Some would have gone specifically to kiss Becket's tomb due to the religious history related to the place.
According to Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Pilgrims went to visit Beckets Shrine in Canterbury in order to bring variety and excitement in lives of the people of Canterbury. The people were regularly marked by struggle, ignorance and disease.
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