Chapter 44 Summary
The grand master declares Rebecca innocent and awards Sir Brian's body and gear to Ivanhoe. Wilfrid again refuses to accept Sir Brian's horse, armor, and weapons, but he orders his burial to be private—as a man who died "in an unjust quarrel."
Richard arrives with a force of knights. He reproaches Wilfrid for not letting him be the one to fight the Templar. Richard then orders the arrest of Preceptor Malvoisin for treason. When the grand master protests, Richard points out that the banner of the Templars has been replaced with the flag of England. He tells Beaumanoir to dissolve the Templestowe chapter and take his Templars to another preceptory that has not engaged in conspiracy.
The grand master proudly...
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