in the canterbury tales when did the pilgrims tavel and for what?
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The pilgrims are travelling in the month of April. They are headed to Canterbury (hence the title) to worship at the shrine of St. Thomas a' Becket. This was quite a common trip in the Middle Ages though not as solemn and devout as say going to Mecca. The trip was usually more like a vacation filled with alcohol and frequent stops for entertainment.