The Lives of The Great and The Good: Honorary Freemen of the City of London
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The Honorary Freedom of the City of London has been voted to 265 men and women since 1674, and of these only 9 are alive today. This book explains the background to the Honorary Freedom and provides a fascinating compendium of facts about the Freedom, and these men and women who helped to shape the history of our Islands.
Mainly English, but a smattering of Scottish, Irish and Welsh; Australians and New Zealanders; Canadians and Americans; South Africans and Indians; French and German, Italians; Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma.
Within the pages of this book lie an interesting catalogue of the great and the good; Royal scandals, yarns of daring-do and adventure, bravery and foolhardiness; stories of men and women rising from rags to riches, and accounts of spectacular falls from grace; stories of explorers and missionaries, heroes and villains; and heroes who became villains. Naval cutting out expeditions, army heroic actions, political shenanigans, explorers and adventurers, scientists and philanthropists.
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