The Tercentenary of the establishment of the first Grand Lodge, and with it the formal organisation of Freemasonry in England and indeed the world, is celebrated in this easy-to-read and superbly illustrated volume.
In 1717 four London lodges came together to form the first Grand Lodge. Since then many millions of men have become Freemasons and in England alone over 9,500 lodges have been constituted. Whilst some of these lodges have come and gone, others have survived as long as Grand Lodge itself.
A true collector's item, The Treasures of English Freemasonry 1717-2017 is a beautiful and unique publication produced in conjunction with the Library and Museum of Freemasonry. It features over 200 items which mark interesting and important aspects of the rich history of Freemasonry.
Many priceless and unique treasures are featured, providing a record of English Freemasonry over the past 300 years. Each one has been carefully selected, professionally photographed, and grouped together into one of ten different themes, each with an introduction written by an acknowledged Masonic scholar.
This volume offers the reader a chance to explore the timeline of English Freemasonry. Each treasure is pictured in glorious detail, alongside a skilful explanation of its historical context and relevance to the Fraternity as a whole.
The Treasures of English Freemasonry 1717-2017 is not only a celebration of 300 years of English Freemasonry, but also a definitive catalogue of its finest treasures.