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Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries John Kennedy Melling

Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries By John Kennedy Melling

Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries by John Kennedy Melling


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Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries by John Kennedy Melling

The City of London has one of the strongest unbroken traditions of livery companies in the world. Over one hundred companies, some six centuries old, maintain strong, colourful, beneficial, traditional and independent lives, and many of them have beautiful halls. This book traces the history of the guilds and liveries in various countries and shows their influence on the government of the City, on which the Westminster model is based, on the actual trades, on royalty and on the history of Britain and other lands. The author compares the guilds of Britain with those of Europe and describes each of the City guilds, their history, traditions, work and influence.

About John Kennedy Melling

John Kennedy Melling was Master of the Poulters in 1980/1, by patrimony, his father being a liveryman, and his grandfather a freeman. He is also a Baker, a Farrier, whose history he edited, and a Constructor. Former editor of 'The Liveryman' magazine, and author of several books, he is a lecturer, historian, broadcaster and critic and playwright. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Table of Contents

The origins and history of guilds The London livery companies Descriptions of the individual companies Glossary Bibliography

Additional information

GOR001982352
9780747805595
0747805598
Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries by John Kennedy Melling
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20030601
120
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