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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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attempt to recover possession of his principality of Edessn.* The Latin kingdom of Jerusalem Teas shaken to its foundations, and . the oriental clergy in trepidation and alarm sent urgent letters to the Pope for assistance. The holy pontiff accordingly commissioned St. Bernard to preach the second crusade. EVXRAKB The Lord Robert, Master of the Temple, was at this period BARBK. (α· »• 1141Ì) succeeded by Everard des Barres, Prior of France, ι. D. 1116.j ) | general chapter of the order at Paris, which w 0 corivenec a was attended by Pope Eugenius the Third, Louis the Seventh, king of France, and many prelates, princes, and nobles, from all parts of Christendom. The second crusade was there arranged, and the Templars, with the sanction of the I'ope, assumed the blood-red cross, the symbol of martyrdom, as the distinguishing badge of the order, which was appointed to be worn on their habits and mantles on the left side of the breast over the heart, whence they came afterwards to be known by thè name of the Med Friars and the Red Cross Kmghts.f At this famous assembly various donations were made to the Templars, to enable them to provide more effectually for the defence of the Holy Land. Bernard Balio), through love of God and for the good of his soul, granted them his estate of Wedelee, in Hertfordshire, which afterwards formed part of the preceptory of Temple Dynnesley. This grant is expressed to be made at the chapter held at Easter, in Paris, in the presence of the Pope, the king of France, several archbishops, and one hundred and thirty Knights Templars clad in white mantles.J Shortly before • Ahulfeda, ad ann. Ilegir. i34, 53S. 117«. Tj/r. lib. xvi. cap. 4, 5, 7, IS, 16, who twins Zinghis, Sanguin. Alulfaradge Chron. Syr. p. 326, 328. Will. Tyr. lib. in. cap* 11. t Odo de Dingilo, p. 33. WW. Tyr. lib. xii. cap, 7 \ Jac. de Vttr. cap. btv. ; Paul. JEmil. p. 254; Moaasl. Angt. vol. vii. p. 814. ί In nomine saacte ct iiidividute Trinttatit omnibus doavjnia et arnicu soia, et Ssncte

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