London and the Kingdom (Complete)

London and the Kingdom (Complete)

by Reginald R. Sharpe
     
 

Of the numerous works that have been written on London, by which I mean more especially the City of London, few have been devoted to an adequate, if indeed any, consideration of its political importance in the history of the Kingdom. The history of the City is so many-sided that writers have to be content with the study of some particular phase or some special… See more details below

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Of the numerous works that have been written on London, by which I mean more especially the City of London, few have been devoted to an adequate, if indeed any, consideration of its political importance in the history of the Kingdom. The history of the City is so many-sided that writers have to be content with the study of some particular phase or some special epoch.

Thus we have those who have concentrated their efforts to evolving out of the remote past the municipal organization of the City. Their task has been to unfold the origin and institution of the Mayoralty and Shrievalty of London, the division of the City into wards with Aldermen at their head, the development of the various trade and craft guilds, and the respective powers and duties of the Courts of Aldermen and Common Council, and of the Livery of London assembled in their Common Hall. Others have devoted themselves to the study of the ecclesiastical and monastic side of the City’s history—its Cathedral, its religious houses, and hundred and more parish churches, which occupied so large an extent of the City’s area. The ecclesiastical importance of the City, however, is too often ignored.

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ISBN-13:
2940015563863
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
10/08/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
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