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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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Richard de Hastings was succeeded by Richard Mallebeench, who confirmed a treaty of peace and concord which had been entered into between his predecessor and the abbot of Kirkested ;* and the next Master of the Temple appears to have been Geoffrey son of Stephen, who received the Patriarch Heraelias as his guest at the new Temple on the occasion of the consecration of the Temple church, He styles himself " Minister of the soldiery of the Temple in England."f In consequence of the high estimation in which the Templars were held, and the privilege of sanctuary enjoyed by them, the Temple at London came to be made " a storehouse of treasure," The wealth of the king, the nobles, the bishops, and of the rich burghers of London, was generally deposited therein, under the safeguard and protection of the military friars.f The money collected in the churches and chapels for the succour of the Holy Land was also paid into the treasury of the Temple, to be forwarded to its destination : and the treasurer was at different times authorised to receive the taxes imposed upon the moveables of the ecclesiastics, also the large sums of money extorted by the rapacious popes from the English clergy, and the annuities granted by the king to the nobles of the kingdom.^ The money and jewels of Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, the chief justiciary, and at one time governor of the king and kingdom of * Ricardus Mallebeench, magtster omnium pauperum militum et fratrum Templi Salomonis in Auglia, &c. . . . Con6rmavimus pscem et concordiam quam Ricardus de Baitings fecit cum AValtero abbate de Kirkested.—Lansdoum MS. Î07 E., fol. 467. t GaufHdus, iiliUB Stephani, milithe Templi in Angliâ Miroiter, assensu totius capitali nostri detti, &c., totum illud tenementum in villa de Scamtrun quod Emma uxor Walter] Camerari! tenet de domo nostra, &c. Ih. fol. SOI. Î Post. $ The money is ordered to be paid " dilecto (ìlio nostro Theeaurario domus militia! T«mpli Londonien." Acta Bymerì, torn. i. p. 442, 4, 5. WiMna Concilia, torn. ti. p. 230.

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