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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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christian chieftains, and the Turkish emirs with their green banners, assembled in the tent of the Grand Master of the Temple, to treat of the surrender of Acre, and on the following day the gates were thrown open to the exulting warriors of the cross. The Templars took possession of three localities within the city by the side of the sea, where they established their famous Temple, which became from thenceforth the chief house of the order. Richard Cœur de Lion, we are told, took up his abode with the Templare, whilst Philip resided in the citadel.* When the fiery monarch of England tore down the banner of the duke of Austria from its staff and threw it into the ditch, it was the Templars who, interposing between the indignant Germans and the haughty Britons, preserved the peace of the christian array.-)" During his voyage from Messina to Acre, King Richard had revenged himself on Isaac Comnenus, the ruler of the island of Cyprus, for the insult offered to the*jeautiful Berengaria, princess of Navarre, his betrothed bride. The sovereign of England had disembarked his troops, stormed the town of Limisso, and conquered the whole island ; and shortly after his arrival at Acre, lie sold it to the Templars for three hundred thousand livres During the famous march of Richard Cœur de Lion from Acre to Ascalon, the Templars generally led the van of the christian army, and the Hospitallers brought up the rear.§ Saladin, at * Leroi de France ot le chaste! d'Acre, et lo fiat garnir et le roi d'Angleterre se hcfberja en la maison du Tempio.—Contin. Hist. bell. sacr. apud Alartene, torn. ν. coL m τ Citron. Otimiu a S. Biasio, c. 86. apud Scriptorea Italico», torn. vi. col. 892. X Contin. fiîst. bell. tacr. apud Martene,tom. v. col. 633. Trivet, ad. aim. 1191. Citron, de S. Denit, lib. u. cap. 7. Vinimuf, p. 328. § Prirnariam aciem dedueebant Templarii et ultimam Hospitalarii, quorum utiïque strenue agcntea magnarum virtutum pratendebant imaginem.— Vinisomf, cap. xiLp, 330.

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