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Foundations: new light on the formation and early years of the Grand Lodge of England, the Prestonian Lecture for 2016, explores the evolution of Freemasonry from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth and the creation of the first Grand Lodge of England. Berman challenges old Masonic myths, explains the interconnections between Freemasonry, Grand Lodge and Britain's Hanoverian government, and outlines how and why its leaders positioned the Craft as a bastion against Jacobitism.The book celebrates and provides a context for the 300th anniversary of the formation of the world's first Grand Lodge.
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Dr Richard (Ric) Berman is the author of The Foundations of Modern Freemasonry; Schism, a discussion of the origins of Antients Freemasonry; and Espionage, Diplomacy & the Lodge. Ric's work on American freemasonry includes two books - Loyalists & Malcontents, now in its second edition, which looks at the origins of freemasonry in South Carolina and Georgia; and From Roanoke to Raleigh, which takes a fresh approach to how freemasonry developed in North Carolina. Ric holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Doctorate in History from the University of Exeter. He continued his research at the University of Oxford's Modern European History Research Centre and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. Ric was appointed Prestonian Lecturer for 2016 and his lecture - Foundations - published and now in its second edition, sets the context for the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England. Born in London, Ric lives with his family in South Oxfordshire.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111515368920