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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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Stow, in his Survey of London, the first edition of which was published A. D. 1598, .speaks of them as follows : " In the round walk (which is the west part without the quire) there remain monuments of noblemen there buried, to the number of eleven. Eight of them are images of armed knights; fee lyiug cross-legged, as men vowed to the Holy Laud against the iti fide!» and unbelieving Jews, the other three straight-legged The rest are coped stoni s, all of gray marble."* Λ manuscript history of the Temple in the Inner Temple library, written at the cuiumeiiceuicnt of the reigu-of Charles the First, tells us that " the crossed-legged images or portraitures remain in carved stone iu the mi/idle of the round walke, environed with barres of ini/i.'t And Dugdale, in bis Origines .Turidictales, published 1 Otiti, thus describes them : "Within a spacious graie of iron in the midst of the round walk under the steeple, do lye eight statues in military habits, each of them having large and deep shields on their left armes, of which five are cross-legged. There are aUo three other gravestones lying about five inches above the level of the grouud, on one of which is a large escocheou, with a lion rampant graven thereon." J Such is the ancient account of these monuments; now, however,six instead of five cross-legged statues arc to be seen, making nine armed knights, whilst only MM coped gravestone remains. The efiigies are no longer inclosed " within a spacious grate of iron," but are divided into two groups environed by iron railings, and are placed on either side of the entrance to the oblong portion of the church. Whatever change was made in their original position appears Κ i|l]it»iu fueruul liuilielmus Pnter, Oaitieltmui et (iilbcrlvm e|tn fìlli, omnw niHreecnlll Anclis*. CJOOlitWIJUC IVmhiwhiw.— Ckeeedetfo Hntunnm. p. 37.V • Seem'* Stirwy. t MS. Inntr Temple [Mtmrj, No. 17. ini. »J, X ftitjimn .1 BfkUcJajvi, p. IΓ X

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