The Court of Heroines of Jericho were first brought to perfect order, in France, as early as A.D. 1220, during the reign of Louis VIII, and from thence passed into England, Germany, Scotland, and many other established governments. The Courts existed during the reign of the House of Valois in France, A.D. 1428 to 1500 in England and other countries. From A.D. 1500 to 1790, these courts did exist, but there were no regularly organized courts.
Courts were once again revived in France in A.D. 1790, and were presided over by some of the most eminent ladies of Paris and other cities in France. Under the empire of the First Napoleon, the Court of Heroines of Jericho assumed a splendor in machinery an appointment, in dress and richness never before or since equaled. The Empress Josephine presided over Court of the Heroines of Jericho in Paris, France.
History plainly tells us that as far back as A.D. 1283, the Three Degrees of the Heroines of Jericho were well known and practiced by Master Masons, and their wives and daughters. They existed in an organized state many years before the Chapter, Council, or Encampments were heard of or thought of. The Degrees of the Court of the Heroines of Jericho are the oldest and most perfect of all the female degrees. Among the many hundreds that have been formed in the last hundred years and taught by grand lecturers, these are the oldest and have lived through them all. They have come down through the centuries unaltered.