The English Templars were also charged with heresy, blasphemy, and sodomy and for the most part confessed their guilt. In 1309, two were brought before the Archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London and confessed to the charges. One of them died before their trial. They were also accused of kidnapping and stealing the wealth of the sick and dying. The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a dispensation for the Templars to confess of the blasphemy and sodomy charges as they were not serious crimes. While the English Templars were paraded in chains before the public a papal bull was issued to the effect that the Templars were not to be executed, but their property was to be turned over to the Hospitallers and their homes were to be destroyed. On September 13, 1309, four years after the events occurred, two English Templars were burned at the stake, two more were hanged from the gallows and two hanged and quartered. Their property was later sold by the Hospitallers for four hundred pounds per man, less than the original property of the Templars and the Hospitallers made a profit of half a million. The final death toll for the Templars and most likely the Hospitallers was about a thousand men. In England, only the men who confessed were condemned and executed, the women were released from prison and the property was given to the Hospitallers. The women were brought to England by the Hospitallers and set free at large, while the property was disposed of in a less cruel manner. The Templars were essentially destroyed and the Order of Saint John was founded in their place. The English Templars were not the only ones in England, with the king being informed by the Pope that the Templars of Scotland had been accused of heresy, blasphemy, and sodomy, the king sent Philip's bull throughout Scotland. In addition a papal warrant was drawn up in Scotland ordering the arrest of all Templars in the country. The arrest warrant was sent to the constable of Scotland, William Sandford, with instructions to observe it. While William Sandford was hunting in 1309, he was captured and taken to England where he was imprisoned and brought before King Edward I of England.
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