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Outside France The first king to act against the Templars outside of France - on his own initiative before receiving the Popes order - was James II of Aragon in Spain Here uniquely the Templars put up some resistance Because of the Moorish threat the Templars of Spain were the most used to military action in Europe possessing the most strongly fortified castles After a few stand-off sieges however the Templars agreed to surrender to the Kings men and were treated leniently and eventually cleared of all the charges In England Edward II simply refused to believe that the Templars were guilty failing to order the arrest of Templars in England until he received Clements bull which arrived at the beginning of December 1307 He then ordered what amounted to a half-hearted rerun of the roundup of the Templars in France obviously without the element of surprise On 15 December 1307 a royal order was sent to the sheriffs of all English counties instructing them to choose 24 trusted men and bring them to attend the opening of sealed orders from the King on a certain date Edwards letter ordered the Sheriffs to go to Templar properties and in the presence of the senior Templar there make an inventory of the goods then to detain the members of the Order - but not in a hard or vile prison The arrests took place on the 9 and 10 January 1308 - but even then not in Ireland for another month Other rulers obeyed the Popes directive with varying degrees of enthusiasm and speed In many places the Templars were given ample opportunity to escape and were not pursued particularly vigorously if they did In Italy for example it seems that hardly any Templars could be found even though they held a great deal of land in the various Italian states The Poitiers trials For several months much to Philip the Fairs annoyance there was little
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