And thries hadde she been at Jerusalem;
She hadde passed many a straunge strem;
At Rome she hadde been, and at Boloigne,
In Galice at Seint-Jame, and at Coloigne.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. Alison the Wife of Bath is well traveled and has gone on many pilgrimages, along the Way of Saint James to Galicia, to Jerusalem, Rome and Cologne. This devotion may convey the impression that she is a religious woman, but we later learn that she likes to be socially seen and her pilgrimage tourism has nothing to do with religious piety.