REED Civic London 1558-1642
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On 24th November 1588 Elizabeth I attended a sermon at St Paul’s cathedral to mark the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Since this was close to the date of her Accession Day anniversary (17th November), considerable ceremonial activity accompanied the Queen’s visit to the City. The event is recorded in Stow and Howes’s Annales ofContinue reading “Saved from the Armada”
REED Civic London project exhibition at the Guildhall Library, May-July 2020.
Queen Elizabeth visited the City in January 1571 to open Sir Thomas Gresham’s new Royal Exchange (pictured above). She was entertained at Gresham’s house and was met by assembled members of the City’s livery companies in all their finery, as shown in the examples from the Pewterers’ and the Curriers’ Company accounts (both transcribed below).Continue reading “Opening the Royal Exchange, 1571”