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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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within fifteen days with such letters from your prince, that the Π king shall be contented with him and with you.' " A The ambassadors accordingly did as they were bid, and brought back from their schei k a shirt, the symbol of friendship, and a great variety of rich presents, " crystal elephants, pieces of amber, with borders of pure gold," &c. &c* " You must know that when the ambassadors opened the case containing all these fine things, the whole apartment was instantly embalmed with the odour of their sweet perfumes." The Lord de Joinville accompanied the Templars in several marches and expeditions against the infidel tribes on the frontiers of Palestine, and was present at the storming of the famous castle of Panias, situate near the source of the Jordan. At the period of the return of the king of France to Europe, (A.D . 1254,) Henry the Third, king of England, was in Gascony with Brother Robert de Sanford, Master of the Temple at London, who had been previously sent by the English monarch into that province to appease the troubles which had there broken out.f King Henry proceeded to the French capital, and was magnificently entertained by the Knights Templars at the Temple in Paris, which Matthew Paris tells us was of such immense extent that it could contain within its precincts a numerous army. The day after his arrival, king Henry ordered an innumerable quantity of poor people to be regaled at the Temple with meat, fish, bread, and wine; and at a later hour the king of France and all his nobles came to dine with the English monarch. " Never," says Matthew Paris, " was there at any period in bygone times so noble and so celebrated an entertain ment. They feasted in the great hall of the Temple, where hang the shields on every side, as many as they can place along the * Jainviib!, p. i5, Oti. t Art» Rymeri, inm. i. p. 474. ad ann. 1252. Ν 2

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