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17th and 18th Century Pottery found at Temple Balsall
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Temple Balsall: The Warwickshire Preceptory of the Templars and their fate

Temple Balsall: The Warwickshire Preceptory
of the Templars and their fate

by Eileen Gooder

Temple Balsall was the Warwickshire headquarters of the Templars, and though much has been written about the general history of the order this is the first detailed study of an individual preceptory, focusing on the daily life of the Brothers, their farming practices and those of their tenants.

The book also follows the last Templars to their trial, including details from individual testimonies, such that the reader can form their own opinion about the guilt or innocence of the order.

184 pages hardback 180 x 245mm, monochrome photographs and illustrations throughout. Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1995 ISBN 0 85033 936 7.

Temple Balsall: The Warwickshire Preceptory of the Templars and their fate
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Temple Balsall: From Hospitallers to a Caring Community, 1322 to modern times

Temple Balsall: From Hospitallers
to a Caring Community, 1322 to modern times

by Eileen Gooder

In the second volume of Eileen Gooder's detailed research into the history of Temple Balsall, she picks up the story from the hand over of the Templar estates to the Knights of St John, the Hospitallers, continuing through the dissolution of the order, dereliction of the manor and its rescue by the grand-daughters of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

The account goes on to detail the charitable work they instigated, and offers valuable insights into English rural life during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as the work of Giles Gilbert Scott in restoring the Church of St Mary. The story is brought up to date with information about the development of the almshouses and the school. Using a wealth of documentary and archeological material, including finds made on the site, the book uncovers a fascinating 700 years of human activity in this quiet corner of Warwickshire.

190 pages hardback 180 x 245mm, monochrome photographs and illustrations throughout. Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1999 ISBN 1 86077 102 5.

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