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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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deuyll they come, and to the dcuyll they shall go,' and so departyd from the kynge in great ire." * According to Roger de Hoveden, however, the patriarch, on the 17th of the calends of May, accompanied King Henry into Normandy, where a conference was held between the sovereigns of France and England concerning the proposed succour to the Holy Land. Both monarch* were liberal in promises and fair speeches; but as nothing short of the presence of the king of England, or of one of his sons, in Palestine, would satisfy the patriarch, that haughty ecclesiastic failed in his negotiations, and returned in disgust and disappointment to the Holy Land.f On Ids arrival at Jerusalem with intelligence of his ill success, the greatest consternation prevailed amongst the Latin christians ; and it was generally observed that the true cross, which had been recovered from the Persians by the Emperor Heraclius, was «bout to be lost under the pontificate, and by the fault of a patriarch of the same name. A resident in Palestine has given us some curious biographical * The above passage is almost literally translated from Abbot Bromton'B Chronicle. The Patriarch there says to the king, " Hactenus gloriose regnasti, sed amoda ipse te deseret quern tu deseruisti. Recole quœ dominus tihi contuliti et qusiin xlII reddidisti ; quomodo regi Francis infidus fuisti, beatum Taomam occidisti, et nunc protectionem Christianonun abjecisti. Cumque ad hrac rex excandeeceret, obtulit patriarcha caput euiun et eollum extensuni, dicens,1 Fac de me quod de ΓΆοηα feciati. Adeo lihenter voto a te occidi in Anglia, sicut a Saracenis in Syria, quia tu ornai Saraceno pcjor es/ Cui rex, * Si omnes homines mei unum corpus essent, unoque ore loquerentur, talia mibi dicere non audercnt.' Cui ille, 4 Non est minus, quia tu et non te diligunt, pnedam etiam et non hominem sequitur turba ista.' ' Recedere non possum, quia filii mei insurgèrent in me absentem.* Cui ille, ' Nec mìrutn, quia de diabolo venerunt, et ad diabolum ibunt.* Et sic demum patriarcha nnvem ascendens in Galb'am reversns est,"— diro*. Juan. Brointon, abbotìs Jnrnalensis, script. Χ . ρ. 1141, ad ann. Η 85. * Seti hiec omnia pradàtus Patriarcha parum pendebat, sperabat enim quod esset reducturus se cum ad defensionem lerosolyrnitana! terri* pra-fatum regem An^liav, vel uliquem de nliis suis, vel ntiqucm virum magnai auctoritatis ; scd quia hoc esse non potuit, npatriaturus dolens et confusus a curia receteit—Uovedtn ut sup. p. 630.

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