The Corporation of London presented this sword to Admiral Horatio Nelson with the Freedom of the City in 1800. The sword was produced to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
The newly minted mayor of London, Sadik Khan, has been happily bragging that it is the British capitol that deserves the world’s diversity title. A program on Britain’s own BBC radio has declared (while playing the Canadian national anthem) that it is in fact Canada’s most populous city that deserves
Spitalfields silk dress worn by Ann Fanshawe, Lady Mayoress in 1752, daughter to Lord Mayor of London Crisp Gascoyne. Dress in the Collection of the Museum of London. Cream silk ground brocaded with polychrome silks and silver metal thread.