EDWARD VII, King of England, born 1841, died 1910, was initiated into Masonry by the King of Sweden at Stockholm in 1868. In 1870 he was appointed Honorary Past Grand Master of England, but was installed actual Grand Master in 1875 by the Earl of Carnarvon.
Edward served as Worshipful Master of Apollo University Lodge, Oxford, the Royal Alpha Lodge, London, and Prince of Wales Lodge #259. He was an Honorary member of Edinburgh Lodge #1, Scotland, and member and Patron of the Grand Lodges of Scotland and Ireland, and of the Scottish Rite of England.
In 1901 he ascended the throne, and assumed the title of Protector of the Craft. Edward VII died May 6 1910, and his brother, the Duke of Connaught, succeeded him as Grand Master.