Friday, June 12, 2009

Freemasonry and the French Revolution

Brethren all,

I just received notice of an interesting exhibit taking place in London from 1st July to 18th December 2009 on Napoleon's influence on French Freemasonry.

The exhibit will be at Freemasons Hall on Great Queens St and will showcase how Napoleon's campaigns in Egypt "touched the popular and Masonic imagination and
encouraged the use of Egyptian architecture and motifs in the decoration of Masonic aprons and documents. Examples of these will be on show together with French ceramics of the revolutionary period, including a double handled Sèvres porcelain cup and saucer and medals celebrating the role of Napoleon’s family and associates in freemasonry."

Other items on display will be aprons and regalia used by French prisoners of war. Interestingly the exhibit will also include a sampling of the anti-Masonic literature which began appearing at that time.

If you're going to visit ol' Blighty this year, then make sure to make this one of your stops. Click here for more information.


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