Conspiracy theories would make their initial mark with such targets as the freemasons, inspiring an early third party.
Instead, it ended with a stenographer screaming about the freemasons.
The disturbed congressional stenographer who went on a bizarre rant about freemasons before being removed from the House chamber.
Do you know Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder and symbol of English education in India was a freemasons.
A House staff member started yelling about the freemasons in the midst of a crucial vote in Congress, Ben Jacobs reports.
Bazdeev had been one of the best-known freemasons and Martinists, even in Novikov's time.
What you were told at Chauny about the freemasons in the department was quite true.
Many of the freemasons of France in 1787 were thus not conscious allies of the Illuminati.
The freemasons evidently adapted their nomenclature to the dialect of the part they were in.
The perfidy of the Illuminati with regard to the freemasons is therefore apparent.
late 14c., originally a traveling guild of masons with a secret code; in the early 17c. they began accepting honorary members and teaching them the secrets and lore, which by 1717 had developed into the fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons.
The exact origin of the free- is a subject of dispute. Some [e.g. Klein] see a corruption of French frère "brother," from frèremaçon "brother mason;" others say it was because the masons worked on "free-standing" stones; still others see them as "free" from the control of local guilds or lords [OED].