The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

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Arcade Publishing, Dec 9, 2002 - History - 357 pages
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Eminent historian Ridley offers a thoughtful, rounded assessment of freemasonry throughout the ages, from its origins up to the present day. Not a mason himself, Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against the order and puts into proper perspective its many contributions to civilization over the centuries.

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Freemasonry is one of the most misunderstood organizations in modern history, and in this lively narrative British historian Ridley (Bloody Mary's Martyrs) attempts to set the historical record ... Read full review

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