These Boots Are Made For Walking: the Worcester Pilgrim Burial

Recently a fascinating burial was discovered in Worcester; that of a pilgrim who lived in the mid-15th century.

What makes this find  extraordinary is the preservation of organics in the grave, including, rather spectacularly, the man’s tall leather boots. His pilgrim’s staff was also present.

The Worcester pilgrim  certainly provides a window on the world of the late Middle Ages.



1 comment

  1. A very interesting window into the ordinary yet special occurrence from the medieval times. I do wonder some times as to how many people – ordinary, craftsman, trader or high born persons did go on pilgrimages. I suppose a good number went on smaller/shorter ones, but I can’t imagine too many of the ‘lower class’ did get a chance to do so.
    Thanks for the article.


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