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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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ARNOLD ηκ died,* but his companions proceeding on their journey, landed in A n. ma. safety in England at the commencement of the year 1183. They were received by the king at Reading, and throwing themselves at the feet of the English monarch, they with much weeping and sobbing saluted him in behalf of the king, the princes, and the people of the kingdom of Jerusalem, They explained the object of their visit, and presented him with the pope's letters, with the keys of the holy sepulchre, of the tower of David, and of the city of Jerusalem, together with the royal banner of the Latin kingdom .f Their eloquent and pathetic narrative of the fierce inroads of Saladin, and of the miserable condition of Palestine, drew tears from king Henry and all his court.J The English sovereign gave encouraging assurances to the patriarch and his companions, and promised to bring the whole matter before the parliament, which was to meet the first Sunday in Lent. The patriarch, in the mean time, proceeded to London, and was received by the Knights Templars at the Temple in that city, the chief house of the order in Britain, where, in the month of February, he consecrated the beautiful Temple church, dedicated to the blessed Virgin Mary, which had just then been erected.§ * Arnauid of Troy. Iiadulph de Dketo, ut sup. p. 62Î. τ Eodem anno (1185,) Baldewinus rex Jerusalem, et Templare» et HospitAlnrce, ntisenint ad regem Anglite Heraclium, sanctre civitatis Jerusalem Patriarcba, ct summos Hospitalie et Templi Magistios una cum vexillo regio, ct clavibus sepulcuri Domini, et turns David, et civitatis Jerusalem ; postulantes ab co ceierem succursum. . . . qui statim od pede* regie provoluti cum fletu magno et singultu, verba salutationib ex parte regis ct prmcipum et universo? plebie terrai Jcrosolymitana: profcrebant tradidcrunt ci vexiUum regium, etc. etc.—Uveeden, ad ann. 118o ; Radulph Ue Dkelo, p. 626. t Matt. Wettui. ad ano. lllììi Citai!/. Λ'«.6Γ. torn. Ì. lib ili. cap. 12,13. Chrmi. Duntt. , Speed, Hist. Britain, p. 506. A. D. 1183.

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