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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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garia of Navarre, the youthful widowed queen of Richard Carar Pmur de Lion.* The Templars in England managed the money trans-A.^'I S^ actions of that fair princess. She directed her dower to be paid in the house of the New Temple at London, together with the arrears due to her from the king, amounting to several thousand ponnds.T John was resident at the Temple when he was compelled by the barons of England to sign MAGN A CHABTA. Matthew Paris tells us that the barons came to him, whilst he was residing in the New Temple at London, " in a very resoin te manner, clothed in their military dresses, and demanded the liberties and laws of king Edward, with others for themselves, the kingdom, and the church of England.^ King John was a considerable benefactor to thè order. He granted to the fraternity the Isle of Lundy, at the mouth of the river Severn ; all his land at Radenach and at Harewood, in the county of Hereford ; and he conferred on the Templars numerous privileges.! The Grand Master Philip Duplessies was succeeded by Brother Wum a ns W ILLI AW DE CHABTHES, as appears from the following letter to Ì"Dt*mL the Pope : " To the very reverend father in Christ, the Lord Honorius, by the providence of God chief pontiff of the Holy Roman Church, William de Chartres, humble Master of the poor chivalry of the Temple, proffereth all due obedience and reverence, with the kiss of the foot. * « Form am antem rei prolocutie inter noe et ipeoe, serìptam et sigino nostro sigillataci .. . in custodiam Templarìorom commìeirans.'*—IMerai JtegU torori tua Hegina Berangaria, ib. p. 194. t Berengaria Dei gratia, quondam numìlis Angliai Regina. Omnibus, 8cc salutem. . . . Hancpeeuniam solvei in domo Novi Templi London. Ib. p. 208, 209, ad. ami. 1215. Î Matt. Par. p. 253, ad. arm. 1215. % Mmatt. Anni, voi, vi. part ti.

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