An investigation into the origins of freemasonry Even among it's own members, few know the actual origins of Freemasonry. Are they a network of self-interested business men, descendents of the Knights Templar or just an exclusive social club. For the first time based on recent findings and expert analysis we are able to ask the question; Who are the Freemasons?
Protected from the outside world, from which they isolate themselves for the length of an evening, freemasons meet in lodges and there develop a peculiar brotherhood. But where did they come from and why are their origins shrouded in secrecy? And what is the significance of their secular rites such as the mason's word and the art of memory? A mysterious topic, subject to allegations and fantasies, this discrete association has been a source of curiosity, fascination and suspicion for over 300 years. Our investigation follows a trail of unsolved mysteries from the 18th century using previously unseen documents and astonishing testimonies to discover the truth about Freemasons and reveal The Scottish Key.