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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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J A Mie DI and he did so, and after all this they covered up his eyes and led Α*»° 1 |3Π . him about, kissing and being kissed by all the brethren, hut he could not recollect in what part. The worthy priest was asked when he had first Jteard all these things, and he replied after the arrest of the brethren by the king's orders! Robert of Oteringham, senior of the order of Minorites, stated that on one occasion he was partaking of the hospitality of the Templars at the preceptory of Ribstane in Yorkshire, and that when grace had been said after supper, the chaplain of the order reprimanded the brethren of the Temple, saying to them, " The devil will burn you," or some such words ; and hearing a bustle amongst them, he got up to see what was the matter, and, as far as he recollects, be saw one of the brothers of the Temple, "brachisdepositis, tenentem faciein versus occidentem et posteriora versus altare !" Being asked who it was that did this, he says he does not exactly remember. He then goes on to state, that about twenty years before that time ! he was again the guest of the Templars, at the preceptory of Wetberby (query Feriby) in Yorkshire, and when evening came he heard that the preceptor was not coming to supper, as he was arranging some relics that he had brought with him from the Holy Land, and afterwards at midnight he heard a confused noise in the chapel, and getting up he looked through the keyhole, and saw η great light therein, either from a fire or from candles, and on the morrow be asked one of the brethren of the Temple the name of the saint in whose honour they had celebrated so grand a festival during the night, and that brother, aghast and turning pale, thinking he had seen what had been done amongst them, said to him, " Go thy way, and if you love me, or have any regard for your own life, never speak of this matter." This same " Senior of the Minorites" declares also that he had seen, in the chapel of the preceptory of Ribstane, a cross, with the image of our Saviour

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