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Temple Church

Temple Church
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Temple Church was built at the end of the 12th century between Fleet Street and the River Thames by the Knights Templar as their headquarters in London. After the destruction and abolition of the Knights Templar in 1307, Edward II took control of the church as a Crown possession. It was later given to the Knights Hospitaller, who rented the Temple to two colleges of lawyers: the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple. As its name indicates, the church belongs to the London district of Temple.