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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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thousand of her inhabitants.* Tile utter ruin of the Latin king- THOMAS doni, however, was averted by the timely assistance brought by A.àTiâe8. Edward Prince of Wales, son of Henry the Second, king of England, who appeared at Acre with a fleet and an army. The infidels were once more defeated and driven back into Egypt, and a truce for ten years between the sultan and the Christians was agreed npon.f Prince Edward then prepared for his departure, but, before encountering the perils of the sea on his return home, he made his will ; it is dated at Acre, June 18th, A.D . 1272, and Brother Thomas Berard, Grand Master of the Temple, appears as an attesting witness.^ Whilst tbe prince was pursuing his voyage to England, his father, the king of England, died, and the council of the realm, composed of the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishops and barons of the kingdom, assembled in the Tomple at London, and swore allegiance to the prince. They there caused him to be proclaimed king of England, and, with the consent of the queen-mother, they appointed Walter Giffard, archbishop of York, and the earls of Cornwall and Gloucester, guardians of the realm. Letters were written from the Temple to acquaint the young sovereign with the death of his father, and many of the acts of the new government emanated from tbe same placed King Henry the Third was a great benefactor to the Templars. * Facta est civitaetam famosa quasi solitudo deserti.—Marin Sanut, lib. in, pars. 12* cap. 9. De Guignée, Hist, des Huns, torn. ir. p. 143. Conlin. Hist, apnd Mortene, torn. v. col. 743. Alulpharag. Cnron. Syr. p. 346. Michaad, Extraits Arabes, ρ, 681. t Marin Sanai ut sup, cap. 11, 13. Contin. Hist, apnd Alartene, col. 743,746. * En tcstitnoninuncc de la quou chose, a ceo testament avons fòt mettre nostre nel, et avoms pries les houurablea Bers frere Hue, Mestre de l'Hospital, et frere Thomas Berard, Mestre du Temple, ke a cest escrit meisent ausi tur sens, etc. Acta Rymeri, torn. ί. p. 835, 880, ad ann. 1272. 5 Trivet od ana, 1272. Walsirujham,p. 43. Acta Hgmeri, tarn. i. p. 889, ad ann. 1272, torn. ii. p, 2.

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