Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Sheep Across London Bridge - The Freedom of the City of London

Murray D Craig

One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today is the granting of the Freedom of the City of London.  It is believed that the first Freedom was presented in 1237.  The medieval term 'freeman' meant someone who was not the property of a feudal lord, but enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land.  Town dwellers who were protected by the charter of their town or city were often free - hence the term 'freedom of the City'. Other lectures in the series: 7 December and 26 Janary

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Murray D Craig is the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court, City of London.

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9 November 2011

Sheep Across London Bridge - The Freedom of the City of London
Murray D Craig

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