Growing Awareness of City’s Slavery Role

Growing Awareness of City's Slavery Role

There is growing international awareness of London’s past, and deep, connections with the slave trade. For example, this week we noticed: Aljazeera: ‘Shameful’: Lloyd’s of London apologises for role in slave trade Bloomberg: The City of London Has a Slavery Problem Barbados Today: ‘Sorry is not enough’: Caribbean states say of British slavery...

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Electing the Lord Mayor

Electing the Lord Mayor

Stunning Pageantry, Flawed Democracy Every year at Michaelmas (29 Sep for those unfamiliar with archangel liturgy), liverymen of City guilds gather at Guildhall at noon to elect a new Lord Mayor. The procedure is full of picturesque high pageantry. Beforehand, all 110 Masters of the livery companies process to...

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Constable’s Dues

Another Utterly Charming City Ceremony On 19 November, the Ceremony of the Constable’s Dues was held at the Tower of London. To see a 24-minute video, go here. Annual commemoration of the past, substantial perks of the Tower’s senior administrator. Commentary Another utterly charming relic of days gone by, along...

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