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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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KOBÏRT M together, consisting of five Knights Templars, five Hospitallers, Λ. ». lisi, five eastern Christians, and five western Crusaders, and the expedition was abandoned.* The Templars took part in the attack upon the great Egyptian convoy, wherein four thousand and seventy camels, five hundred horses, provisions, tents, arms, and clothing, and a great quantity of gold and silver, were captured, and then fell back upon Acre ; they were followed by Saladin, who immediately commenced offensive operations, and laid siege to Jaffa. The Templars marched by land to the relief of the place, and Cœur de Lion hurried by sea. Many valiant exploits were performed, the town was relieved, and the campaign was concluded by the ratification of a treaty whereby the Christians were to enjoy the privilege of visiting Jerusalem as pilgrims. Tyre, Acre, and Jaffa, with all the sea-coast between them, were yielded to the Latins, but it was stipulated that the fortifications of Ascalon should be deniolished.f After the conclusion of this treaty, King Richard being anxious to take the shortest and speediest route to his dominions by tra'• versing the continent of Europe, and to travel in disguise to avoid the malice of his enemies, made an arrangement with his friend Robert de Sablé, the Grand Master of the Temple, whereby the latter undertook to place a galley of the order at the disposal of the king, and it was determined that whilst the royal fleet pursued its course with Queen Berengaria through the Straits of Gibraltar to Britain, Cœur de Lion himself, disguised in the habit of a Knight Templar, should secretly embark and make for one * fmisanf, lib. τ. cap. 1, p. 403. Ibid. lib. vi. cap. 2, p. 404, + lb. cap. iv. τ. p. 406, 407, &c. &.c; cap, xi. p. 410* cap. xif. p. 412. King Richard was the niat to enter the town. Tunc rex per cocleam quondam, quam forte prospexerat in doraibus Terar*lariorum solas primus intrant viUaui.—Virtuali/, p. 413, 41«.

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