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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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J AMB m black figure with shining eyes, and a cross, and they placed the cross Adrian. before the Master, and the " culuni idoli vel figura" they placed upon the cross, and carried it to the Master, who kissed the said image, (in ano,) and all the others did the same after him ; and when they had finished kissing, they all spat three times upon the cross, except one, who refused, saying, " I was a bad man in tbe world, and placed myself in this order for the salvation of my soul ; what could 1 do worse î I will not do it ;" and then the brethren said to him, " Take heed, and do as you see the order do ;" but he answered that he would not do so, and then they placed him in a well which stood in tbe midst of their house, and covered the well np, and left him to perish. Being asked as to the time when the woman heard this, the deponent stated that she told it to him about fourteen years back at London, where she kept a shop for her husband, Bobert Cotacota 1 This witness also knew a certain Walter Salvagyo of the family of Earl Warrenne, grandfather of the then earl, who, having entered into the order of the Temple, was about two years afterwards entirely lost sight of by his family, and neither the earl nor any of his friends could ever learn what had become of Jolm Walby de Bust, another Minorite, had heard John de Dingeston say that he had heard that there was in a secret place of the house of the Templars at London a gilded head, and that when one of the Masters was on his deathbed, he summoned to his presence several preceptors, and told them that if they wished for power, and dominion, and honour, they must worship that head. Brother Richard de Koefeld, a monk, had heard from John de Borna, who had it from the Knight Templar Walter le Bacheler, that every man who entered into the order of the Temple had to sell himself to the devil ; he had also heard from the priest

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