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Laura Barber

The art of this period served as a means for illiterate people to learn the stories of the Bible and grow closer to their religion without having to actually read the Bible. The Bayeux Tapestry, for instance, clearly depicts stories of the time without using the written word. Art such as this and the artifacts seen by pilgrims were all sources of religious and political power used to influence both the literate and illiterate alike.