Publications

This short publication is a companion volume to the material on this website. The book discusses the origins of Modern Freemasonry and the background to the creation of Grand Lodge of England. It explains the Enlightenment principles of religious toleration, meritocracy, democracy and civility that are embedded in the 1723 ‘Constitutions of Freemasons’, provides the political and social context, and explains the role of some of the main protagonists.

 

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