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  • The thirteenth-century Cathars, whose last stand against the papal crusade was at Monts├ęgur (above) (Comstock), kept alive secret knowledge concerning Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Some made a last stand at a shrine dedicated to Agenor, the legendary founder of Tyre.

    Alexander the Great

  • THE British last stand in the Carolinas came on September 8 at Eutaw Springs, even though, after four hours of hard fighting, the Americans lost the opportunity for a decisive victory by giving themselves up to plunder as the British fled their camp.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Again he saw the last stand of the old bull moose, and Koskoosh dropped his head wearily upon his knees.

    THE LAW OF LIFE

  • In Iffezheim, the last stand of the invading infantry company was ended when its commander received orders to escape with whatever could be saved.

    First Clash

  • The fifth chief, Cotabanama, Lord of the province of Higua, made the last stand against Ovando in defence of the native right to existence, and was only defeated after severe battles and dreadful slaughters.

    Christopher Columbus

  • I think we can make a last stand at Isle-aux-Noix, and keep the lake this summer from an invasion that way.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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