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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple

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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ.
The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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«' D o yon, therefore, pitying our misfortunes, hasten to relieve P«r»» at r ·ι. -η il Μ κ ΜοΜΤΛίηΐί. them to the utmost of your ability. Farewell, * A. d. 1Î3S. Brother Alan Marceli, to whom the above letter is addressed, succeeded Amaric de St. Maur, and was at the head of the order in England for the space of sixteen years. He was employed by king Henry tbe Third in various important negotiations ; and was Master of the Temple at London, when Reginald, king of the island of Man, by the advice and persuasion of the legate Fandulph, made a solemn surrender at that place of his island to the pope and his catholic successors, and consented to hold the same from thenceforth as the feudatory of the church of Rome.t At the commencement of the reign of Henry the Third, the Templars in England appear to have been on bad terms with the king. The latter made heavy complaints against them to the pope, and the holy pontiff issued (A. D. 1223) the bull " DE INSOLENTLA TEMPLARIOBTJM REPRIMENDA," in which he states that his very dear son in Christ, Henry, the illustrious king of the English, had complained to him of the usurpations of the Templars on the royal domains ; that they had placed tbeircrosses upon houses that did not belong to them, and prevented the customary dues and services from being rendered to the crown ; that they undutifully set at nought the customs of the king's manors, and involved the bailiffs and royal officers in lawsuits before certain judges of their own appointment. The pope directs two abbots to inquire into these matters, preparatory to further proceedings against the guilty parties ;% but the Templars soon became reconciled to their sovereign, and on tbe 28th of April of • Matt. Par. ad ana. 1232, p. 314. See also another lettor, p. 313. t Actum London in domo Militi» Templi, II. kaL Octob. Acta Rymeri, torn, i. p. 234, adann. 1219. Î Ada Rymeri, torn. i. ad arm. 1225, p. 238.


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