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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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160 TUB KNIGHTS TEJrPLARS. Para* ι» tlie year following, the Master, Brother Alan Marceli, was A. n. 1224. employed by king Henry to negotiate a truce between himself and the king of France. The king of England appears at that time to have been resident at the Temple, the letters of credence being made out at that place, in the presence of the archbishop of Canterbury, several bishops, and Hubert, the chief justiciary.* The year after, the same Alan Marceli was sent into Germany, to negotiate a treaty of marriage between king Henry and the daughter of the duke of Austria.y At this period, Brother Hugh de Stocton and Richard Ranger, knights of the convent of the New Temple at London, were the guardians of the royal treasure in the Tower, and the former was made the depositary, ofthe money paid annually by the king to the count of Flanders. He was also intrusted by Henry thé Third with large sums of money, out of which he was commanded to pay ten thousand marks to the emperor of Constantinople.;]: Among the many illustrious benefactors to the order of the Temple at this period was Philip the Second, king of France, who bequeathed the sum of one hundred thousand pounds to the Grand Master of the Temple.§ HERMANN D* The Grand Master, Peter de Montaigu, was succeeded by A. D. 1236· Brother HERMANN DE PERIGORD.|| Shortly after his accession to power, AVilliam de Montserrat, Preceptor of Antioeh, being " desirous of extending the christian territories, to the honour • Mittimus ad vos dilect. nobis in Christo, fratrem Alannm Marceli Maa-htrum milirjae Templi in Anglii, &c Teste meipso apnd Novum Tcmplum London coram Domino Cantuar—archiepiscopo, Huberto de Burgo justitiario et J. Dath—Sarum episcopis. Acta Humeri, torn. i. p. 270, ad arm. 1224. t lb. p. 275. X lb. p. 311,373,380. § Sanut, lib* in'* c. x. p. 210. I Cmton, MS. Nero E. VI. p. GO. 61. 4«6. Nero E. VI. 23. i.


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