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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 KNIGHTS TEMPLARS. 3 9 Brabant and Fourcalquier, had given to the order various landsand estates; and the possessions and power of the fraternity con-Λ·tinned rapidly to increase in every part of Europe.* Brother Everard des Barres, the newly-elected Master of the Temple, having collected together all the brethren from the western provinces, joined the standard of Louis, the French king, and accompanied the crusaders to Palestine. H During the march through Asia Minor, the rear of the christian army was protected by tho Templars, who greatly sig nalized themselves on every occasion. Odo of Deuil or Diagolum, the chaplain of King Louis, and his constant attendant upon this expedition, informs us that the king loved to see the frugality and simplicity of the Templars, and to imitate it; he praised their union and disinterestedness, admired above all things the attention they paid to their accoutrements, and their care in bus banding and preserving their equipage and munitions of war: he proposed them as a model to the rest of the army, and in a council of war it was solemnly ordered that all the soldiers and officers should bind themselves in confraternity with the Templars, and should march under their orders.y Conrad, emperor of Germany, had preceded King Louis at the head of a powerful array, which was cut to pieces by the infidels in the north of Asia; he fled to Constantinople, embarked Dei cedeste filiU, Bernardus de Bnliolo Sulutern. Volo notum fieri omuibus turn futuris quam praseiitibus, quod pro diîectioiie Dei et pro salute atiimie mes, antecesso-TOtnque meorutn fratribus militibua de Tempio Solomonis dedi et concessi Wedelee, ite, ... . Hoc donum in capitulo, quod in Octavis P&schte PaTisiis fuit feci, domino apostolico Eugenio presente, et ipso rege PrancLx et archiepiscopo Seuver, et fiardeUet UotAomagi, et Frascumme, et irutribus militibua Templi alba clibiraide indutis cxxx prasentibus.—Ree. Carl. S. Joh. Jem. in Λίί. Cotton. Λιτό E. t. No. IX fo. 118. * Gallia ChrUtianu ηονιιΛ torn. i. col. 4ft6. + Otto de Dioffilo de Ludoe. vii. prqfetìtione in Orieniem, p. 67. "· 1U

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