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Maggie May

Churches functioned as bibles for the illiterate in that they provided a visual way (through art) for the large numbers of illiterate individuals to learn about the religious events and customs of Christianity, or other political or social events of importance.. For example, the Bayeux Tapestry would help viewers (even if they could not read) to understand events leading up to the Norman conquest. They also functioned as hubs for the community, and were beneficial to societies on an economic level.