WAS ANDERSON RIGHT? WHO WAS HE?

A Review of James Anderson’s Report on the First Six Years of Organised Freemasonry by RW OSSIAN LANG, Grand Historian, 1932

Royal Arch – Beginnings in Cornwall

The Duke of Wharton

For speculative Freemasons, times have always been a-changin’, and the erection of the Premier Grand Lodge by ‘Four Old Lodges’ in 1717 was itself a novelty. When, in 1722 the Grand Master, the Duke of Wharton, laid down the procedure for constituting a new Lodge, this was almost revolutionary.