Walter Besant was a Freemason, British Writer and Historian

Reading Time: 2 minutes Walter Besant was born on August 14th, 1836 in Potsmouth, Hampshire, England. He attended St. Paul’s in Southsea and Stockwell Grammar in London. He went on to King’s College London. In 1855 he was admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1859 from Christ’s Church as a wrangler, an individual who attains first class honors in mathematics in their third year.

Tony invested as AtoPrGPs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tony Hall was invested as an Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals responsible for the Chorley, Leyland, Ormskirk and Southport Groups at the meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter held at the Floral Hall in Southport. Tony Hall AtoPrGPs Tony was born in August 1961 in Coventry and was educated at Caludon Castle School. On leaving school … Read more

Captain Matthew Flinders: the Freemason who gave Australia its name

Reading Time: 4 minutes Putting Australia on the map Few men in history can claim to have named an entire country, but Freemason Matthew Flinders is one of them. With July 2014 marking two hundred years since Flinders’ passing, Kevin Gest explores how this navigator ended up down under Philosophers who lived two thousand years ago knew the Earth was a sphere that rotated … Read more

the first entente cordiale

Reading Time: 3 minutes When England took control of Mauritius in 1810, first British governor and Freemason Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar brought unity to the island, writes Mary Allan On the wall of the Mauritius Turf Club, the oldest turf club in the southern hemisphere, there is a portrait of a man in his prime. He sits framed between … Read more