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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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mi: smania rsm-tASB. and of obedience lo their Master, so that they Imvo tlieir food Onn DI and clothing;. Mid also their lodging, with the fraternity. A/BIut! " But it shall not bo lawful for them presuraptoonsly to take part in the consultations o f your chapter, or in the government of your house; they are permitted to do so, rio far only ax they are enjoined by yourselves. And as regards the cure of souls, they are to occupy themselves with that business BO far only as they are requited. Moreover, they shall be subject to DO person, power, or authority, excepting that o f your own chanter, lint let them pay perfect obedience, in all matters and upon all occasions, to thee our beloved son in the Lord, Odo, and to thy successors, as their Muster and Jiishop. " W e moreover decree, that it shall be lawful for you to semi your clerks, when they are to be admitted to holy orders, for ordination to whatever catholic bishop you may please, who, clothed with our apostolical power, will grant them what, they require; but we forbid them to preach with a view o f obtaining money, or for any temporal purpose whatever, unless perchance the Master of the Temple for the time being should cause it tu be done for some special purpose. And whosoever of these are received into your college, they must make the promise of stedfastness of purpose, of reformation o f morals, and that they will fight for the Lord all the days of their lives, and render Strict obedience to the Master of the Temple ; the book in which these tilings are contained being placed upon the altar. " W e moreover, without detracting from the rights of the bishops in respect of tithes, oblations, and huryings, concede to you the power of constructing oratories in the places bestowed upon the sacred house of the Temple, where you and your retainers and servants may dwell; so that both ye anil lliey may be able to assist at the divine olliees, and receive there the rite of sepulture; for it would be unbecoming and very dangerous to the ρ 2

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