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 craft.
We have a fishmonger jointing a stonemasons lodges in 1571.
One reviewer said
“Neville Cryer has effectively countered Professors Stevenson’s 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?