The Order of Royal and Select Masters was introduced into England from the United States of America in the early 1870’s, with the first Book of Constitutions and Regulations being published in 1874.

Before this time in the late 18th, early 19th century, isolated degrees of the Order were worked in the North of England, but as a complete sovereign body the rite only existed in the USA.

The Order itself was formally introduced into Scotland in 1877 when Scottish Royal Arch Masons obtained their dispensation to work the degrees, and in 1880 the Scottish Grand Council was constituted.  Cordial relations were immediately set up between the English and Scottish Grand Councils.

The Grand Council of the Order of Royal and Select Masters of England and Wales and its Districts and Councils Overseas governs four degrees from Mark Masons’ Hall in London. These degrees must be taken consecutively, they are the degrees of: Select Master, Royal Master, Most Excellent Master and Super-Excellent Master.  These degrees cover periods between the Mark and Royal Arch Degrees.

To become a Royal and Select Master you require to be both a Mark Master Mason and a Royal Arch Mason.

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