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- proper n. That part of Asia, consisting mostly of Israel and Palestine, in which most Biblical events are set.
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- adj. Palestine, the birthplace of Christianity.
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- n. an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
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For the French book maketh mention, and is authorised, that Sir Bors, Sir Ector, Sir Blamore, and Sir Bleoberis, went into the Holy Land thereas Jesu Christ was quick and dead, and anon as they had stablished their lands.
The Byzantine Church and its warriors had been trying to wrest control of the Holy Land from the Arabs for centuries.
It was inaugurated in the Holy Land by Charlemagne, who secured from the celebrated Caliph Haroun al-Raschid a sort of share in his sovereignty over the Holy Places of Jerusalem.
Hugues de Payens and his nine companions all came from either Champagne or the Languedoc, and included the Count of Provence35, and it is quite apparent that they went to the Holy Land with a specific mission in mind.
Hugues de Payens and his eight brother knights went to the Holy Land with a purpose in mind: they sought the power of knowledge and may have also looked for some artefact of great value, which was unlikely to have been simply monetary.
On his return he was made first Earl of Litchfield; the king presented him with the estate of “Ditchley,” which became the name afterward of an estate of the Lees in Virginia; and, when he died, the armor which he had worn in the Holy Land was placed in the department of “Horse Armory” in the great Tower of London.
Neither the Master, nor the fact that Brother Hugh was gossip to the King through the Count of Alençon (that was born at Castle Pilgrim) nor even the Queen nor anyone, could avail him, but he must quit the Holy Land and the kingdom of Jerusalem.
I went to the Holy Land in the service of my own lord, Duke Francis of Lyan.
His celebrated pilgrimage to Jerusalem a year ago, the first pilgrimage of a German emperor to the Holy Land since the days of the Crusades, clearly showed the trend of the kaiser's aspirations.
He was the first cardinal to visit the Holy Land since the Cuusades.