Freemasonry at the Table

Freemasonry at the Table

Few should be surprised to learn that the early history of the Masonic Fraternity was spent in taverns. The Craft met, as did virtually every other club and society of the day, in local inns.

More Honorable than the Garter

More Honorable than the Garter

Jean II found an order of chivalry modeled on the Knights of the Round Table. The Order of the Star was intended revive French prestige, and weld the splintered loyalty of his nobles to the Valois monarchy.