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Lord Mayor's Show

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Category: outdoors
Where: London (uk), United Kingdom
When: 13 Nov - 13 Nov 2016

The Lord Mayor's procession winds through nearly 800 years of London's history, marching unscathed through everything from the black death to the blitz. In the 17th century it was inconvenienced by the building site that would later become St Paul's Cathedral, but the only time it has ever been cancelled was for Wellington's Funeral in 1832. In the twentieth century the Show was the first event ever to be broadcast live on television. In the 21st, it's a day out for half a million people, with millions more watching on the BBC.

The loyalty of the Lord Mayor is less questionable now than it was in 1215, but the newly elected Mayor must still make his way to the Royal Courts of Justice to pledge allegiance to the Crown, just as Dick Whittington did in 1397 (and again in 1406 and 1419). As you watch the Lord Mayor's coach go by, remember that someone stood in exactly that spot 450 years ago to watch a camel on its way to meet Elizabeth I.


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