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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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t CHAPTER IX. The downfall of the Templare—The cause thereof—The Grand Master comes to Europe at the request of the Pope—He is imprisoned, with all the Templars hi France, by command of king Philip—They are put to the torture, and confessions of the guilt of heresy and idolatry are extracted from them—Edward Π. king qf England stands up in defence of the Templars, but afterwards persecutes them at the instance of the Pope—The imprisonment of the Master of the Temple and all bis brethren in England—Their examination upon eightyseven horrible and ridiculous articles of accusation before foreign inquisitors appointed by the Pope—A council of the church assembles at London to pass sentence npon them—The curious evidence adduced as to the mode of autmi&sion into the order, and of the customs and observances of the fraternity. En eel an qu'ai diet or endroit, Et ne sait a tort ou a droit, Furent 11 Templiers, sans doutance, Tous pris par le royaume do Fiance. Au mois dOctobre, au point du jor. Et un vendredi & le jor. Chron. MS. IT now onl y remains for us to describe the miserable fate of the .im » D I survivi ng brethren of the order of the Temple, and to tell of the ^"^ΜΊ . ingratitude t hey encountered from their fellow Christians in the West. Shortly after the fall of Acre, a general chapter of the fraternity was called together, and James de Molay, the Preceptor


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