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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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of rebellion, and was amongst the foremost of those bold patriots who obtained M AONA C HAHTA . He was chosen one of the twenty-five conservators of the public liberties, and engaged to compel John to observe the great charter.* Upon the death of that monarch he was induced to adhere to the infant prince Henry, through the influence and persuasions of the earl of Pembroke, the Protector,+ and he received from the youthful monarch various marks of the royal favour. He died in the eleventh year of the reign of the young king Henry the Third, (A. D. 1227,) and was buried in the Temple Chnrch.J The above Lord de Roe was a great benefactor to the Templars. He granted lliem the manor of Ribstane, and the ad vowson of the chnrcL , the ville of Walesford, and all his windmills at that place ; the ville of Hulsyngore, with the wood and windmill there ; also all his land at Cattail, and various tenements in Conyngstreate, York.% VVeever has evidently misapplied the inscription seen on the antient monument of Brother Constance Hover, the visitorgeneral of the order of the Temple, to the above nobleman. As regards the remaining monumental effigies in the Temple Church, it appears utterly impossible at this distance of time to identify them, as there are no armorial bearings on their shields, or aught that can give us a clue to their history. There can be no doubt but. that two of the figures are intended to represent William Marshall, junior, and Gilbert Marshall, both earls of Pembroke, and sons of the Protector. Matthew Paris tells us that these noblemen were buried by the side of their father in the Temple Church, and their identification would consequently • Mall. I'ar. p. S54) 26'.'. Ici. col. vol. i. p. B02. + Acta Jli/ricri, torn. i. p. 224, nti (inn. 1217- Î Duffd* Baronage, vol. i. p. 545,546. 5 Mimait. Aiufl.. vol. vi purt ii. p. o.lif. S42.

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