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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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THE TOMBS O P THE CRUSADEBS. this illustrious lady four sons, Ernulph, Geoffrey, William, and Robert. Ernulph was exiled as the aeeompliee of the father in his evil deeds, and Geoffrey sneecded to the title and the estates. The second of the cross-legged figures on the south side, in the Round of the Temple Church, is the monumental effigy of WILLIAM MARSHALL, EARL OF PEMBROKE, Earl Marshall, and Protector of England, during the minority of king Henry the Third, and one of the greatest of the warriors and statesmen who shine in English history. Matthew Paris describes his burial in the Temple Church in the year 1119, and in Camden's time, (A.s . 1586,) the inscription upon his monument was legible. " In altero horum tumulo," says Camden, " Uteris fugientibus legi, Comes Pembrochiœ, et in latere, Miles eram Mortis, Mars multos vicerat annas'' * Although no longer, (" the first of the cross-legged,") as described by Stow, A . D . 1598, yet tradition has always, since the days of Roger Gillingham, who moved these figures, pointed it out as " the monument of the protector," and the lion rampant, still plainly visible upon the shield, was the armorial bearing of the Marshalls. This interesting monumental effigy is carved in a common kind of stone, called by the masons fire-stone. It represents an armed warrior clothed from bead to foot in chain mail ; he is in the act of sheathing a sword which hangs on his left side ; his legs arc crossed, and his feet, which are armed with spurs, rest on a lion couchant. Over his armour is worn a loose garment, confined to the waist by a girdle, and from his left arm hangs suspended a with imagery in baaw relievo of crucifixes, saints, martyrs, anil historical piece*, which the pious and eccentric lady is supposed to have cut for her entertainment.—See the extraordinary account of the discovery, in 1742, of the Lady Rotaia*» Cave at Roystou, published by iJr. Stukeley. Cambridge, 179*. * Guwion't Britannia, cd. ΙβίΟ, p. 375.

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