The history of Freemasonry begins with uncertainty and ambiguity. The minutiae of the origins are unexplained. However, historiographical consensus from Masonic and Academic scholars alike allude to the creation of the stone masons’ guilds as the genesis of Freemasonry. The earliest source-based evidence, the Halliwell Manuscript, has been dated between 1390-1425. This it can be argued is the era of Freemasonry’s birth as a shared social experience.