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Brugge Cathedral, Belgium

Blood of Christ

Dietrich, the father of Philip,
Count of Flanders, is known
to have "brought the Holy Blood
from Jerusalem home to Brugge"
in Belgium upon his return from
the Second Crusade in 1150.

Cretien de Troyes,
the 12th. Century author of the
Arthurian Romances, modelled
Dietrich in his character 'Percival'
the pious Christian knight, the flower
of Chivalry, the one who seeks the
Holy Grail.