The Royal Arch, also known as Red Lodge or Chapter, is one of the most popular and enlightening of the Orders beyond the Craft. Published to coincide with the celebrations of 200 years of Royal Arch Freemasonry, this extensive volume encompasses much more than the title implies. Divided into three parts with added appendices, the book covers the story behind the creation of Supreme Grand Chapter within the context of Craft Freemasonry, to which it is so closely attached. It is a comprehensive guide to the Order of the Royal Arch, and its history and development from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. This is the only text to date to answer such important questions as How did the Royal Arch end up in its current position, so unique to England? How did the Antients Grand Lodge treat this 4th Degree of Freemasonry? Was the Charter of Compact really falsified? and did the Duke of Sussex have his own private Chapter?
Yasha Beresiner was born in Turkey in 1940 and is a law graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1968). He moved to England in 1969, and after an extended career as a legal consultant, was appointed a director of Stanley Gibbons Ltd., the stamp magnates. In 1983 he set up his own international collectors company, InterCol London (www.intercol.co.uk). He is a qualified City of London Guide (and editor of their quarterly publication) and a past master (2001-2002) of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, founded in 1628. He is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and a prolific author. In addition to a dozen books on a range of subjects, his articles have appeared in specialized collectors and other magazines throughout Europe and the Americas. His book English County Maps won the British Library Association award for Best Reference work for 1988.
0.69 H x 9.34 L x 6.3 W (1.06 lbs) 192 pages
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