Gregory VII., called Hildebrand, a furious Churchman, who
surmounted every obstacle to deprive the emperor of his right of
investiture of bishops. He was exceedingly disliked by the early
“Turk Gregory never did such deeds in arms as I have done this
day.” - 1 Henry IV., v. 3.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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