This was because there were only three real classes in England in the medieval times: the nobility, the clergy, and the peasants. The nobility consisted of kings and other people that were rich, had a lot of land, or held important positions in the government. This class also included knights that fought for their lords.
This essay concentrates on the impact of pilgrimage on art and architecture in Western Europe from late antiquity through the fifteenth century. The earliest Christian pilgrims wished to see the places where Jesus and the apostles had lived on earth.