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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
page 193



Kscnuinsw four walls, according to the custom of the order beyond sea. . .'"* A.D.™2S5'. The Knights Templars in this country likewise exercised a magnificent hospitality, and constantly entertained kings, princes, nobles, prelates, and foreign ambassadors, at the Temple. Immediately after the return of king Henry to England, some illustrious ambassadors from Castile came on a visit to the Temple at London ; and as the king " greatly delighted to honour them," he commanded three pipes of wine to be placed in the cellars of the Temple for their use,+ and ten fat bucks to be brought, them at the same place from the royal forest in Eseex.J He, moreover, commanded the mayor and sheriffs of London, and the commonalty of the same city, to take with them a respectable assemblage of the citizens, and to go forth and meet the said ambassadors without the city, and courteously receive them, and honour them, and conduct them to the Temple.§ THO*AS The Grand Master, Reginald de Vichier, was succeeded by AD . 1256. Brother Thomas Berard,|| who wrote several letters to the king of England, displaying the miserable condition of the Holy Land, and earnestly imploring succour and assistance.^! The English monarch, however, was too poor to assist him, being obliged to borrow money upon his crown jewels, wbieh he sent to the Temple at Paris. The queen of France, in a letter " to her very • Matt. Par. ad ana. 1254, p. 899, 900. Τ . . . Mandatum est Johanni de Eynfart, camerario regis London, quod sine dilatione capiat quatuor delia boni vini,et ea liberet Johannj de Suwerfc,ponenda in celiarla Novi Templi London, ad opus nuntiorum ipsorum.—Acta Pjpneri, tom i. p. 557, ad ann. 1255. t Et mandatimi est Ricardo de Muntfichet, custodi foresta: Regis Essex, quod cadetti foresta sine dilatione capiat X . damns, et eos usque ad Novum Templum London cariar! fnciat, liberandos pratdicto Johanni, ad opus praidictorum nuntiorum.—Jo. i Acta Itymeri, p. 557, 558. Il A1CCLV1. morut frère Itenaut de Vichieres Moistre du Temple. Apres lui fu fait Maistre frère Thomas Berard.—Contin. hist, apud Martine, tom. r. eoL 756. 'il Acta Itymeri, tom. i. p. 698, 699, 700.


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