This book by Martin Gandoff celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Premier Grand Lodge in June 1717, by reviewing the basis of our workings from the earliest records to the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England in December 1813 and further. It addresses such important questions as: What is the Craft of Freemasonry and where did it come from? How was it practiced from 1200 to 1700? Why was the Premier Grand Lodge formed? What effects did it have on the organisation and practice of Freemasonry? How and why has our ritual changed over the years? This fascinating work painstakingly presents a wealth of the available historical evidence, putting into context masonic ritual practice with the events and culture of the time. At the same time, it provides intriguing insights, observations and subjects for contemplation along the way. This book is a must have for any mason who has an interest in the rituals of Craft masonry and even supplies descriptions of many ritual variations practiced throughout England. The complete story of the Craft Ritual of Freemasonry from the earliest records to the present day.