The Tudor Lodge No. 7280 was consecrated on 9th July 1953, the Tudor name being chosen to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Consecration ceremony was conducted by the RW The Rev. Dr. Joseph Moffett, the Provincial Grand Master at the time, assisted by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Col. Alexander Wood. Abbots Langley was the sponsoring Lodge. The Founders were local business men, most of who were members of London Lodges.

The Tudor Crest is formed with the Hartford centrepiece, flanked with the two Masonic columns bridged by the Tudor Lodge inscribed banner. The background is the Square and Compasses, the whole standing on the traditional tesselated pavement. The Ritual performed by the Lodge is a combination of Emulation words and West End floorwork. As a result, the Lodge has produced it's own Ritual books covering all of the ceremonies.

The origin of the name of Tudor Lodge is briefly explained above. Other explanations are that the founders lived on the Tudor Estate in Watford and frequented the local Tudor Arms pub.
However, the link to Queen Elizabeth II can be explained further, despite the fact that the Tudor name is not part of the Windsor family name.
Queen Elizabeth II is the fourteenth Great Granddaughter of King Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. The lineage is shown below:

  1. Queen Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI (born Albert Frederick Arthur George to the House of Windsor)
  2. George VI is the son of George V (born George Frederick Ernest Albert to the House of Windsor)
  3. George V is the son of Edward VII (born Albert Edward to the House of Windsor)
  4. Edward VII is the son of Queen Victoria (born Alexandrina Victoria to the House of Hanover)
  5. Queen Victoria is the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (born Augustus to the House of Hanover)
  6. Prince Edward is the son of George III (born George William Frederick of the House of Hanover)
  7. George III is the son of Frederick, Prince of Wales (born Friedrich Ludwig of the House of Hanover)
  8. Frederick is the son of George II (born George August of the House of Hanover)
  9. George II is the son of George I (born George Ludwig of the House of Hanover)
  10. George I is the son of Sophia of the Palatinate (commonly known as Sophia of Hanover)
  11. Sophia is the daughter of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen Consort of Bohemia)
  12. Elizabeth is the daughter of James VI and I (born James Charles of the House of Stuart)
  13. James VI and I is the son of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (King Consort of Scots)
  14. Henry is the son of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
  15. Margaret Douglas is the daughter of Margaret Tudor, Queen Consort of Scots
  16. Margaret Tudor is the daughter of Henry VII (Founder of the House of Tudor)    

    Queen Elizabeth II is therefore a direct descendant of the Tudor line.


All Lodges under the United Grand Lodge of England can trace their genealogy back to the earliest Lodges formed. Tudor Lodge is no exception and the lineage of the Lodge goes back to the Union Waterloo Lodge No. 13 which had it's Warrant issued on 6th March 1761.

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