Lord Mayors of the City of London

Lord Mayors of the City of London: The City of London has had 685 Lord Mayors since the first one, Henry Fitz Ailwyn, in 1189. Some have been very popular, some famous and others, well let’s just say they have not been so good. Discover the history of the mayoralty in the City and find out about some of those Lord Mayors – one who killed for his king, one who fell off his horse, one who ‘cried like a fainting woman’, female Lord Mayors and the truth behind the myth of Dick Whittington.

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