New light on the life of James Anderson

Sommers, S. M. and Prescott, A. (2017) New light on the life of James Anderson. In: Wade, J. (ed.) Reflections on Three Hundred Years of Freemasonry: Papers from the QC Tercentenary Conference. Lewis Masonic.

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James Anderson (1680-1739) is well known as the author of the first Books of Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in England. This article reviews the evidence for his life and places his masonic activities in the context of his other work as a presbyterian clergyman, a historian and author, and an unsuccessful speculator.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Prescott, Professor Andrew
Authors: Sommers, S. M., and Prescott, A.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Lewis Masonic

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