London Guilds and Liveries by John Kennedy-Melling

London Guilds and Liveries by John Kennedy-Melling

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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.

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SKU GOR001982352
Title London Guilds and Liveries
Author By (author) John Kennedy-Melling
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Shire Publications Ltd
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 10 0747805598
ISBN 13 9780747805595
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001982352
Title London Guilds and Liveries
Author By (author) John Kennedy-Melling
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Shire Publications Ltd
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 10 0747805598
ISBN 13 9780747805595
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No