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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
page 249

.li M us nu solemnly celebrated, after which the archbishop preached a *.'[. 1310. sermon, and then caused to be read to the assembled clergy the papal bulls fulminated against the order of the Temple.* He exhibited to them the articles upon which the Templars had been directed to be examined ; but as the inquiry was still pending, the council was adjourned until the 23rd of June of the following year, when they were to meet to pass sentence of condemnation, or of absolution, against all the members of the order in the province of York, in conformity with ecclesiastical law.f On the 1st of June the examination was resumed before the papal inquisitors at Lincoln. Sixteen Templars were examined upon points connected with the secret proceedings in the general and particular chapters of the order, the imposition of penances therein, and the nature of the absolution granted by the Master. From the replies it appears that the penitents were scourged three times with leathern thongs, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, after which they were absolved either by the Master or by a priest of the order, according to the particular circumstances of each case. It appears, also, that none but preceptors were present at the general chapters of the order, which were called together principally for the purpose of obtaining money to send to the Grand Master and the chief convent in Palestine.^ After closing the examinations ut Lincoln, the abbot of Lagny * Eodem anno (1310) XIX. die Mali apud Eborum in ecclesìa cathedrali, ex mandato speciali Domiai Papié, tenuit dominus Archjopiacopus concftiiun provinciale. Pratdicavitque et erst suum thema ; omne* isti congregati venentnt Ubi, fhetoque sermone, recltavit et legi fecit eeauentem buUam horrihstcm contra Tempiariot, &.c. &c Ilemingford ftpud Heame, vol. i, p. 249. f Processus observatus io concilio provinciali Eboracensi in ecclesia beati Petri Ebor. contra Tcmplarios celebrato Λ. η. 1310, ex. reg. Will. Greaefeld Archiepiscopi Eborum, fol. 179, ρ. I.—Condi. Mag. Brtu, torn. ii. p. 393. Ï Condi Mag. Urit., torn. ii. p. 367.

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