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The Mexican Viceroy's French Cooks: Masonic Mysteries in the Palace Kitchens
Plumbline, The Scottish Rite Research Society (2009)
  • Paul J. Rich, George Mason University
Abstract
The hitherto obscure eighteenth-century history of Freemasonry in Mexico is illuminated by the records of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, whose courts were active in torturing, trying, and punishing anyone suspected of Masonic activity. The Viceroy himself was not exempt from inquiry, and on a couple of occasions his French employees in his palace in Mexico City fell prey to the tribunal.
Keywords
  • Mexico,
  • Freemasonry,
  • inquisition,
  • Spanish Empire
Publication Date
Spring 2009
Citation Information
Paul J. Rich. "The Mexican Viceroy's French Cooks: Masonic Mysteries in the Palace Kitchens" Plumbline, The Scottish Rite Research Society Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paulrich/18/