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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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the realme of England, for a new yearo's gifle, by tbe bands of the said sir Henry Mountague, afterwards baron Monntague, viscount Mandevil, the earl of Manchester, Richard Daston, esq., and other eminent persons of both those honourable societies, the which it pleased his majesty most gratiously to accept and receine ... . Upon one side of this cup is curiously engraven the proporcion of a church or temple beautified, with turrets and pinnacles, and on the other side is figured an altar, whereon is a representation of a holy Are, the flames propper, and over the flames these words engraven, Nil nisi nobis. The cover of this rich cup of gold is in the upper parte thereof adorned with a fabrick fashioned like a pyramid, whereon standeth the statue of a military person leaning, with the left hand upon a Romanfashioned shield or target, the which cup his excellent majestie, whilst he lived, esteemed for one of his roialest and richest Jewells," * Some of the antient orders and regulations for the government of the Iwo societies are not unworthy of attention. From the record of a parliament holden in the Inner Temple ou the 15th of November, 3 and 4 Ph. and Mary, A. D. 1658, it appears that eight gentlemen of the house, in the previous reading vocation, " were committed to the Flette for wilfull demenoure and disobedience to the Bench, and were worthy ly expulsed the fellowshyppe of the house, since which tyme, upon their humble suite and submission unto the said Benchers of the said house, it is agreed that they shall be readmitted into the fellowshyppe, and into commons again, without payeing any ffine."t • MB. in Bib. In. Temp., No. 13,fol. t In. Temp. Ad. Paruament, ibro. XV . die Novembris Anno Phïtippi et Mariai tertio et quarto, l'oram Johe Baker Milite, Kicho Hare Milito, Tboma Why te Milite, et al. MS. Bib. In. Te» . Div. 9, ahelf i, vol. xvii. fol. 393.

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