Lucas Beaumanoir

The Grand Master of the Templars is an "ascetic bigot," a "formidable warrior," and yet has something "striking and noble" about him. He is stripped of his piety by the quick and heartless condemnation of Rebecca. He is affected by her demeanor and protestations of innocence, but this is dispelled by the fact that she is a member of a hated race and that her presence casts reflection upon one of the knights of his order.

Scott adopts an ironic succession of attitudes when he has Beaumanoir condemn the knights and priests for their lack of attention to their holy vows and then impose such inhumane treatment on the helpless girl.

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