Alain Bernheim: My Approach to Masonic History

Reading Time: 31 minutes As a French citizen who was successively a member of the Grand Orient of France – ‘that irregular body’ –, then of the Grande Loge Nationale Française – a regular one –, then of the United Grand Lodges of Germany and, for the past ten years, of the Swiss Grand Lodge Alpina, Alan presents his approach to Masonic history

Sheffield Freemasonry – The Icelandic Order of Freemasons – Grand Lodge of Iceland

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheffield Freemasonry   Introduction Freemasonry in Iceland began in 1913 when a “society of brothers”, Edda, was established, in Reykjavik. Then, in 1918 Edda became a lodge of instruction. A year later, on the 6th of January 1919, it became a fully warranted lodge. Since then, a total of twelve warranted lodges and six lodges … Read more

Freemasonry’s survival during World War I – John Hamill

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the line of fire Director of Special Projects John Hamill explains how, unlike its successor, World War I saw Freemasonry tolerated, if not encouraged, by the enemy Over the coming months we will be reading and hearing a great deal about the events leading up to World War I, its progress and final outcome. … Read more