I have just been reading the book York Mysteries revealed by Neville Barker Cryer
and have become fascinated by the idea that Freemasonry
could have come from Yorkshire. I was wondering why this has not had
as much publicity as the Scottish argument for the origins of the
We have a fishmonger jointing a stone masons lodges in 1571.
One reviewer said
"Neville Cryer has effectively countered Professors Stevensons
argument that Freemasonry came from Scotland by discovering
non-operative masons joining a masonic lodge in York much earlier that
Ashmole Initiation. Michael Baigent - Editor Freemasonry Today"
Why have we not heard much about this?