British Freemasonry, 1717–1813 Volume 2 by Robert Peter

By Robert Peter

Freemasonry was once an immense cultural and social phenomenon and a key component of the Enlightenment. It was once to have a global impact around the globe. this first source assortment charts a key interval within the improvement of equipped Freemasonry culminating within the formation of a unmarried United Grand hotel of England.

The secrecy that has surrounded Freemasonry has made it tough to entry info and records in regards to the association and its adherents long ago. This assortment is the results of vast archival learn and transcription and highlights the main major topics linked to Freemasonry.

The files are drawn from masonic collections, deepest files and libraries world wide. the vast majority of those texts have by no means prior to been republished. files comprise rituals (some written in code), funeral companies, sermons, songs, certificate, an engraved record of motels, letters, pamphlets, theatrical prologues and epilogues, and articles from newspapers and periodicals.

This assortment will permit researchers to spot many key masons for the 1st time. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars of Freemasonry, the Enlightenment and researchers in eighteenth-century studies.

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