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MASONS IN HISTORY

A bold architect and consummate self-publicist with keen masonic interests, Batty Langley's career saw him attempting to improve Gothic forms as wel I as spending time in Newgate Prison

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atty Langley was a man so dedicated to his passions in life architecture, garden " design and Freemasonry - that he named his sons Hiram, Euclid, Vitruvius and Archimedes. He is succinctly summed up by z g Eileen Harris in 'Batty Langley: A Tutor to Freemasons ' (Burlington Magazine , May 1977) as: '...a Rococo pioneer, the leading spokesman of the opposition to the Burlington establishment, a champion of English craftsmen; above all, an avid freemason, ii: passionately devoted to the education of his brethren'. Born to Daniel and Elizabeth Langley, Batty Langley was baptised in Twickenham, Middlesex, on 14 September 1696, his unusual forename a tribute to

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