TORONTO IN 1840s. Orangeism spreads to the Colonies. The Orange Order makes life for Catholics grim for a while, certainly in terms of holding public office.
“The Orange Society was introduced into the Army, and no fewer than 32 regiments were known to have received warrants for holding lodges in Ireland, and the English Grand Lodge issued 37 warrants for the same purpose. Soldiers who served in Canada, India and the Colonies carried warrants and certificates of membership. Orangemen were with Nelson at Trafalgar, with Wellington at Waterloo, in the Crimea, and in every contest where the Flag of Britain has been carried.”
STANDS FOR THE DEFENCE OF PROTESTANT CHRISTIANITY AND THE UNITY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
ONE SCHOOL — ONE FLAG — ONE LANGUAGE
“A GREAT PROTESTANT CRUSADE”
From, The Story of Orangeism
The Highlights in its Origin and a Century and Quarter of Service to the Christian Church, Canada, and the Empire, with a record of the Orange Lodges operating in Ontario West since 1830.
Compiled and Published for THE GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF ONTARIO WEST, BY LESLIE H SAUNDERS, P.G.M. SUPERVISOR OF ORGANIZATION, TORONTO, APRIL 1941, p18.