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A series of essays by Freemason Dennis Stocks concerning the history of Freemasonry, its various forms, and its possible connections with the Ripper murders.


Freemasonry and the Ripper

Includes a wonderful introduction and summary of the basics of the case, as well as a full-length rebuttal of the Duke of Clarence/Freemasons theory presented by Knight and others, such as Melvyn Fairclough in his book, "The Ripper and the Royals (1991)." Includes an extensive bibliography as well as notes on the text.

The Anti-Freemason Movement

Deals with the history of Anti-Masonic sentiments beginning around the time of the Ripper killings, as well as the relationship between Freemasonry and the Catholic Church. Also comments on the works of prominent Anti-Masonic authors and the effect they had on this relationship.

A Beginner's Guide to Freemasonry

A beginner's guide to Freemasonry -- if you know little or nothing about this timeless tradition and are curious to find out what rumors are true, definitely read this one.

The History of Freemasonry

A history of stonecutting, the origin of Freemasonry, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance, and the evolution of the trade.

Russian Freemasonry

The history of Russian Freemasonry, from its very beginnings to present-day, when Alaskan envoys attempt to re-introduce Western Freemasonry in the newly opened regions of Eastern Russia.

Leo Taxil and Anti-Masonry

Another look at Anti-Masonry, specifically through Leo Taxil, as well as the conflict between Freemasonry and the Catholic Church throughout history.