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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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218 TUB KN1CJUTS TEMPLARS. Jj»m Dx " 38. That for this reason there has for a long time been a A. a. 1309. vehement suspicion against them. The succeeding articles proceed to charge the Templars with crimes and abominations too horrible and disgusting to be named. " 46. That the brothers themselves had idols in every province, viz. heads ; some of which had three faces, and some one, and some a man's skull. " 47. That they adored that idol, or those idols, especially in their great chapters and assemblies. " 48. That they worshipped it. " 49. As their God. " 60. As their Saviour. " 61. That some of them did so. " 52. That the greater part did. " 53. That they said that that head could save them. " 64. That it could produce riches. " 56. That it had given to the order all its wealth. " 66. That it caused the earth to bring forth seed. " 67. That it made the trees to flourish. " 68. That they bound or touched the head of the said idols with cords, wherewith they bound themselves about their ehirts, or next their skins. " 59. That at their reception the aforesaid little cords, or others of the same length, were delivered to each of the brothers. " 60. That they did this in worship of their idol. "61 . That it was enjoined them to gird themselves with the said little cords, as before mentioned, and continually to wear them. " 62. That the brethren of the order were generally received in that manner.

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