Founded on the integral values of sociability, inclusivity, charity and integrity, Freemasonry began as a gathering of inspired men in London in 1717. Since then it has blossomed into one of the world's oldest and largest non-religious, non-political fraternal organisations. Three Centuries of English Freemasonry
tells its remarkable story, drawing on three centuries of innovation, creativity and charitable endeavour. Illustrated throughout, it also explains the rites, rituals and artefacts that lie at the heart of the fascinating world of Freemasonry.