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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 351

THE TEMPLE CHOHOH. the Third, when the latter was eating his Christmas dinner^ it Winchester, in the year 1239.* At a great meeting of Crusaders at Northampton, he took a solemn oath upon the high altar of the church of AH Saints to proceed without delay to Palestine to fight against the enemies of the cross ;+ but his intentions were frustrated by the hand of death. At a tournament held at Ware, A. D. 1241, he was thrown from his horse, and died a few hours afterwards at the monastery at Hertford. His entrails were buried in the church of the Virgin at that placé, but his body was brought up to London, accompanied by all his family, and was interred in the Temple Church by the side of his father and eldest brother.*. The above Gilbert Marshall granted to the Templars the church of Weston, the borough of Baldok, lands and houses at Boydon, and the wood of Langnoke.^ All the five sons of the elder Marshall, the Protector, died without issue in the reign of Henry the Third, and the family became extinct. They followed one another to the grave in regular succession, so that each attained for a brief period to the dignity of the earldom, and to the hereditary office of EARL MARSHALL. Matthew Paris accounts for the melancholy extinction of this noble and illustrious family in the following manner. He tells us that the elder Marshall, the Protector, during a campaign in Ireland, seized the lands of the reverend bishop of • Mall. Par. p. 483. t lb. p. 431, 483, 516,324. X In crostino au tarn delatum est corpus Londinutn, fratre ipstus previo, cum tota sua ftmilia comitante, juxta patrem suum et fratrem tumulandum.—lb. p. 365,adann. 1241. Dupd. Monast. Anal., p. 833.

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