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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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ΤΠΕ TEMPLI! CflTjnCH, dawn, and was buried by Brotber John de Stoke and Brother Radulph de Barton, in the midst of the court, between the church and the hall* The discipline of the Temple was strict and austere to an extreme. An eye-witness tells us that disobedient brethren were confined in chnins and dungeons for a longer or a shorter period, or perpetually, according as it might seem expedient, in order that their souls might be saved at the last from the eternal prison ofhell.t In addition to imprisonment, the Templars were scourged on their bare backs, by the hand of the Master himself, in the Temple Hall, and were frequently whipped on Sundays in the church, in the presence of the whole congregation. Brother Adam de Valaincourt, a knight of a noble family, quitted the order of the Temple, but afterwards returned, smitten with remorse for his disobedience, and sought to be admitted to the society of his quondam brethren. He was compelled by the Master to eat for a year on the ground with the dogs ; to fast four days in the week on bread nnd water, and every Snnday to present himself naked in the church before the high altar, and receive the discipline at the hands of the officiating priest, in the presence of the whole congregation.* On the opposite side of the church, corresponding with the doorway and staircase leading to the penitential cell, there was formerly another doorway and staircase communicating with a very curious antient structure, called the chapel of St. Anne, which stood on the south side of the Round, but was removed during the repairs in 1827. It was two stories in height. The lower story communicated with the Round through a doorway formed under one of the arches of the arcade, and the upper * Acta contra Tempianos. Concil. Mag. Brit. torn. ii. p. 386, 350, 351. Τ Jac. de Vttr. De Religione fratmm militia Templi, cap. 'Î5. J Processus contra Tcmplarios, iipud Dupuy, p.fi5; I'd. 1700.

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