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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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logy, and other clerical witnesses, that there were two modes of JAH B HE profession in the order of the Temple, the one good and lawful,{ 1 A_Ά ì3 m and the other contrary to the christian faith ; that he himself was received into the order by Brother Brian le Jay, Grand Preceptor of England at Dynneslee, and was led into the chapel, the door of which was closed as soon as he had entered ; that a cross was placed before the Master, and that a brother of the Temple, with a drawn sword, stood on either side of him ; that the Master said to him, " Do you see this image of the crucifixion?" to which he replied, " I see it, my lord ;" that the Master then said to him, " You must deny that Christ Jesus was God and man, and that Mary was his mother ; and you must spit upon this cross ;" which the deponent, through immediate fear of death, did with his mouth, but not with his heart, and he spat beside the cross, and not on it ; and then falling down upon his knees, with eyes uplifted, with his hands clasped, with bitter tears and sighs, and devout ejaculations, he besought the mercy and the favour of holy church, declaring that he cared not for the death of the body, or for any amount of penance, but only for the salvation of his soul. On Saturday, the 25th of June, Brother Thomas Toeci de Thoroldeby, serving brother of the order of the Temple, described as an apostate who had escaped from Lincoln after his examination at that place by the papal inquisitors, but had afterwards surrendered himself to the king's officers, was brought before the bishops of London and Chichester, the archdeacon of Salisbury, and others of the clergy in St. Martin's Church in Vinetriâ ; and being again examined, he repeated the statement made in his first deposition, but added some particulars with regard to penances imposed and absolutions pronounced in the chapter, showing the difference between sins and defaults, the priest having to deal with the one, and the Master with the other.

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