'On August 5th, 1884, the then grand Master of Masons in New York, William A. Brodie, laid the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty with full Masonic ceremony.' - just one of the hundreds of interesting facts to be found in FREEMASONRY. Few who marvel at the world's most famous symbol of liberty and fraternity will know that it owes its existence to a society that has gained notoriety for its secrecy and rigid traditions. As Freemasonry comes more and more under public scrutiny, this book provides a timely insight into its history and structure and the achievements of those who have vowed to live by its ideals and principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
It explores not only the facts but also the myths surrounding an intriguing organization which spans nations and cultures and boasts hundreds of famous
names amongst its members.
Over 100 pages are devoted to their achievements in all walks of life.
A gallery of 275 famous Masons, including presidents, explorers, inventors, sportsmen, designers, artists and more, throws up some surprising names. Carefully researched and beautifully illustrated, FREEMASONRY makes fascinating reading for critics and enthusiasts alike.