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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
page 386

CHAPTER XIV. THE TEMPLE. The Temple Garden—The erection of new buildings in the Temple—The dissolution of the order of the Hospital of Saint John—The law societies become lessees of the crown—The erection of the magnificent Middle Temple Hall— Tile conversion of the old hall into chambers—The grant of the inheritance of the Temple to the two law societies—Their magnificent present to lii« Majesty—Their antient orders and customs, and antient hospitality—Their grand entertainments—Reader's feasts—Grand Chrietmasses and Revels—The fox-hunt in the hall—The dispute with the Lord Mayor—The quarrel with the custax of the Temple Church. M PLANTAGBNET. Great lords and gentlemen, what means this silence ? Dare no man answer in a case of truth ? SCFFOLK . . · Within the TsMl-LB HALL we were too loud : The ί,ΑΗοκΝ here is mure convenient.1' SiiAKSPEARE makes the Temple Garden, which is to this day celebrated for the beauty and profusion of its flowers, the scene of the choice of the white and red roses, as the badges of the rival houses of York and Lancaster. Richard Plantagenet and the earl of Somerset retire with their followers from the hall into the garden, where Plantagenet thus addresses the silent and hesitating bystanders :

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