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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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daughter of that monarch, had been betrothed to Prince Henry, son of Henry the Second, king of England ; and in the treaty of peace entered into between the two sovereigns, it was stipulated that Gizors and two other places, part of the dowry of the princess, should be consigned to the custody of the Templars, to be delivered into King Henry's hands after the celebration of the nuptials. The king of England (A. D . 1160) caused the prince and princess, both of whom were infants, to be married in the presence of Richard de Hastings, the Grand Prior or Master of the Temple in England, and two other Knights Templars, who, immediately after the conclusion of the ceremony, placed the fortresses in King Henry's hands.* The king of France was highly indignant at this proceeding, and some writers accuse the Templars of treachery, but from the copy of the treaty published by Lord Littleton f it does not appear that they acted with bad faith. The above Richard de Hastings was the friend and confidant of Thomas à Becket, During the disputes between that haughty prelate and the king, the archbishop, we are told, withdrew from the council chamber, where all his brethren were assembled, and went to consult with Richard de Hastings, the Prior of the Temple at London, who threw himself on his knees before him, and with many tears besought him to give in his adherence to the famous councils of Clarendon .J * Et pauto post rex Anglia fecit Heuricum fìlium suiim desponsare Margaritam fiiiam regis Francia!, cum adhuc eesent pucmli in cunis Yagientes ; videntibus et consentientibus Roberto de Pirou et Taster de Sftncto Homero et Ricnrdo de Hastinges, Templariin, qui custodiebant prsfata castella, et statini tradiderant ilia castella regi Angine, unde rex Francia; plurimum iratus fugavit illoe tree Templarios de regno Franche, quosrex Angliar benigne suscipiens, multïs ditavit hunoribus.—Bog. Hoveden, script, post Bedam, p. 4&2. Guilieìnti Neufmgiensi» hist, lib. ii, cap. 4, apnd Heame. t Life of Henri II. torn. i». p. 203, Î lb. torn. ii. p. 3£6. Hist quad. p. 38. llovtitn, 453. Chron. Gemuti, p. 1386, npud X script.

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