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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THE FREEMASONS: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

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A history of Freemasonry through the ages, and an analysis of the secret society's role in the contemporary Western world.The fact that historian Ridley (Bloody Mary's Martyrs, p. 1010, etc.) is ... Read full review

The Freemasons: a history of the world's most powerful secret society

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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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