The books below are available to download free on line.
This page is meant to stimulate research into Royal Arch Masonry. The books are not to be taken as the absolute truth and the “facts” and opinions within them may well vary from sensible and thoughtful to the downright absurd.
None of the books are endorsed in any way by the Provincial Grand Chapter of Derbyshire.
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Book of The Holy Royal Arch – Bernard Jones –
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Written in 1957 and revised by Harry Carr and A R Hewitt and reprinted in 1969.
Origin of The Royal Arch – Rev. Geo. Oliver 1867 – click here to download
The Story of The Royal Arch in Scotland -William Harvey 1919 – click here to download
Duncans Masonic Ritual and Monitor – click here to view
Published in 1866 as a guide to York Rite Freemasonry – be prepared to think “What is he on about!”
Virginia Text Book of Royal Arch Masonry 1853 – click here to view
As you might imagine, an insight into the development of the Royal Arch in Virginia, but with an interesting Chapter II on the Origin of the English Royal Arch.
Thomas Dunckerely – click here to view
An account of an enormously influential R A Mason, whose name appears on the Warrant of the Chapter of Justice.
The Origin and Fate of the Temples at Jerusalem – Internet Lodge 9659 – Research pages- click here to view
The Pocket Companion and History of Freemasonry 1754 –click here to view
Traditions of Freemasonry and Its Coincidences with the Ancient Mysteries 1870 – Pierson – interesting chapters on The Royal Arch – click here to view