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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple

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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ.
The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Origin of the Templars—The pilgrimages to Jérusalem—The dangers to which pilgrims were exposed—The formation of the brotherhood of the poor fellowsoldiers of Jesus Christ to protect them—Their location in the Temple—A description of the Temple—Origin of the name Templare—Hugh de Payens chosen Master of the Temple—Is sent to Europe by King Baldwin—Is introduced to the Pope—The assembling of the Council of Troyee—The formation nf a rule for the government of the Templare . . . Page 1 CHAPTER II. ttrgula ItauBtrum ConmiUMiutn Cicliti tt JCcrapU &alomiMU«. The most curious parts of the rule displayed—The confirmation of the rule by the Pupe—The visit of Hugh de PayenB, the Master of the Temple, to England—His cordial reception—The foundation of the Order in this country— Lands and money granted to the Templars—Their popularity in Europe— The rapid increase of their fraternity— St. Bernard takes up the pen in their behalf—He displays their valour and piety . . . .1 5


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