Grand Chancellor admitted to the Freedom of the City of London

The Grand Chancellor, H.E. the Most Revd. Professor Andrew Linley, Duke of Ghadames, was yesterday admitted to the Freedom of the City of London pursuant to a General Resolution of Common Council. The Prince-Abbot, who is a Freeman of some years’ standing and a Liveryman of one of the City livery companies, was one of his proposers. The historic ceremony took place at the Chamberlain’s Court at the Guildhall, and was followed by an entertaining guided tour of some of the many fascinating documents and objects that are displayed in the Court. The traditional privileges of the Freedom are today largely symbolic; one of the best known is to drive sheep over London Bridge, which is still done occasionally to raise money for charity. The solitary sheep encountered at the Chamberlain’s Court, however, is not inclined to much movement!

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