The Battle That Forged Freemasonry
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Sussex Academic Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $74.95|
| Book Description: |
This book examines the creation of the Antients Grand Lodge and traces the influence of Ireland and the London Irish, especially that of Laurence Dermott, the Antients’ Grand Secretary, in the development of freemasonry in the second half of the 18th century. It demonstrates the relative accessibility of the Antients and contrasts this with the exclusivity of the ‘Moderns’—the original Grand Lodge of England. The...