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  • It sounds a bit odd (to me) for Vicki, who is from the 22nd century, to use the term The Holy Land.
From what Vicki has revealed she was thoroughly educated and must have a comprehensive knowledge of the history of the civilized world. When she realizes they have landed in the time of a Crusade of Richard the Lionheart she uses the appropriate term for the location.
We don't know Vicki's from the 22nd century; they traveled in time after leaving Dalek-invaded Earth. (But then she's more likely to be from farther in the future, not less far—the novels establish it as the 25th century.)
She left Earth explicitly in "2493, of course". (The Rescue (TV story)) We don't really have any idea of the social and religious mores of twenty-fifth century Britain (going by the UK flag on the side of her rocket ship). We've lived through what is now close on a clear century of advancing secular and atheist ideologies as the dominant force in political and social philosophy, but such things are heavily governed by social conditions. Purely speculatively, but humanity's survival after the Dalek invasion in the twenty-second century could very easily have spurred a resurgence in religious ideology and led to a society of 2493 where Christian or other culture was in a position of prominence closer to that of 1963 than of 2020.
But at any rate, gather some atheists or very-liberal CoE types, and ask them what they'd call that area in that era, and I'll bet a lot more say "the Holy Land" than "Outremer" or "Ayyubid Palestine" or some other term. Why should we expect that to be any different in 150 years, or 300?
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