The Legend of the Quatuor Coronati

Quatuor Coronati is the world’s premier research lodge. Established in 1884 and consecrated in 1886, the lodge’s founders wished to advance an evidence-based approach to the study of Masonic history and research into the origins of Freemasonry. Their approach was intended to replace the more imaginative writings of earlier authors and was referred to as the ‘authentic school’ of Masonic research.

Quatuor Coronati adopts the same principles today. We hold meetings incorporating lectures five times a year, usually at Freemasons’ Hall at Great Queen Street in London; publish our lectures, other research papers, and ‘notes & queries’ in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum – ‘AQC’, the annual Transactions of the Lodge, which is distributed internationally; arrange conferences and symposia on different aspects of Freemasonry; and share our research and encourage scholarship via the QC Correspondence Circle – ‘QCCC’ – established more than 130 years ago.

Whether you are based in North or Latin America, the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, we would be delighted if you would like to become a member of QC’s Correspondence Circle.  QCCC is an international community and is open to everyone interested in Masonic and historical research.

Freemasons in the Transatlantic World


What a fantastic Conference! The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA, an iconic building just over the Potomac from Washington DC, proved to be an outstanding venue for Freemasons in the Transatlantic World, our American Conference held from 14-16 September. Some 180 delegates attended and more than twenty papers were delivered covering transatlantic themes in eighteenth-century freemasonry in America, the Caribbean and Europe. The Saturday evening dinner at Theismann’s was exceptionally good, as was the Universal Lodge demonstration organised by Akram Elias.
Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved, especially Ric Berman, James Campbell, Jon Shelton, Susan Sommers, Mark Tabbert, Tyler Vanice, and all our speakers. And special thanks to MACAL and MESH for their generous donation towards our costs. A Transactions comprising the papers delivered at the Conference will be published in the next few months.
We have also been encouraged to organise another American Conference in 2020, so watch this space!

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We introduced a new Subscriptions Website in early 2018. If you have not already done so, renewing Members should Register (the button is on the top right of the Subscription Page) and amend or enter the relevant contact details to set up a self-managed account. Once registration is complete, an automated email is sent to confirm your membership / subscriber number. Please log in using that information when you renew – the cost is unchanged, and please tick the email communication option. If you have any difficulty, please email subscriptionsmanagement@warnersgroup.co.uk, with a copy to queries@quatuorcoronati.com so that we can follow-up on your behalf.

Other Developments...

QC and QCCC flyers and brochures can be downloaded by clicking on the links on the Local Secs webpage.

Our Research Resources includes a set of QC Antigraphas containing facsimiles of and introductions to a selection of Old Charges and Masonic Manuscripts, the early Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England (‘the Moderns’), and the early Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England according to the Old Institutions (‘the Antients’). The section also contains Book Reviews and sources of further information. QC’s research service for members can be accessed here.

Recent back issues of AQC can be purchased online. Just click here.

The QC Website – It is notoriously difficult to avoid errors in updating and maintaining websites.
If you spot a broken link or another fault, please email queries@quatuorcoronati.com. Thanks!

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