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The medieval churches made the biblical stories and parts of history clear for all levels of society by having a combination of the visual stories as well as inscriptions to go along with them. This made it so the rich weren’t the only ones that could understand and appreciate them. The Bayeux Tapestry, though not necessarily religious, is the biggest example of this as it tells history through both means. The Church of St. Lazare was another good example, with its depiction of the Last Judgement over the west door. As mentioned by others, the heavy meaning of the stories is understandable by both the illiterate and literate members of society that view it.