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  • Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors

    The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company ranks in sixth or seventh place (making it one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies) in the order of precedence of the Livery Companies, alternating with the Skinners' Company. The annual switch occurs at Easter. The Merchant Taylors are normally sixth in the order of preceden...

  • Worshipful Company of Haberdashers

    The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers is one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies of London and was associated with the silk and velvet trades. History It was in 1371 that many of those who had become known as haberdashers did not feel that their needs were being met within the Mercers’ Company so they broke away and declared their own ordinances, or sets of rules, which regulated the...

  • Aldermen of London

    Court of Aldermen Type: Committee of the City of London Corporation Term limits: None History: Founded Time immemorial Preceded by Court of Hustings Leadership: Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, Independent, Since 2014 Structure: Seats 25 aldermen Independent 25 / 25 Meeting place: Aldermens Court Room, Guildhall The Court of Aldermen is an elected body forming part of the City of London...

  • Worshipful Company of Drapers

    The Worshipful Company of Drapers is one of the 110 livery companies of the City of London and one of the historic Great Twelve. History The Drapers’ Company can trace its history back to the 1360s. The company had its first Royal Charter issued in 1364. In the Middle Ages, the Company had extensive powers to regulate the woollen cloth trade in the City of London. The Company controlled t...

  • Worshipful Company of Mercers

    The Worshipful Company of Mercers is the premier Livery Company of the City of London and ranks first in the order of precedence of the Companies. It is the first of the so-called 'Great Twelve City Livery Companies'. History The records of the Mercers’ Company date back to 1348 but the Company is certainly older than this for in that year new ordinances were drawn up for the conduct of its...

  • Worshipful Company of Clothworkers

    The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1528, formed by the amalgamation of its two predecessor Companies, the Fullers (incorporated 1480) and the Shearmen (incorporated 1508). It succeeded to the position of the Shearmens' Company and thus ranks twelfth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies of the City of London. The original craft of the Clothwor...

  • Worshipful Company of Vintners

    The Worshipful Company of Vintners is one of the most ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, England . From About » The Vintners' Company » History » Origins and Development The history of the Vintners' Company is a fascinating story of trade, charity, politics and companionship. Although the medieval, possibly even Saxon, origins of the London guilds remains somewhat unknown, ther...

  • The Livery Companies of the City of London

    In London from the late Middle Ages until the 19th century the livery companies controlled trade in the City of London. They were responsible for checking the quality of goods, weights and measures, and imposed severe penalties on those who broke the rules. They controlled imports and immigrant labour, set wages and working conditions. They trained the young and looked after members in sickne...