Posted by Linden on May 15, 1998 at 18:47:33:
In response to Speculation- Mr Gardiner's Business, written by Caroline on May 13, 1998 at 14:19:52
Can anyone post a list of the great London guilds? Then we could take our pick.
There were about a dozen of them in the late Middle Ages, and many if not all of them continued.
The only ones I can remember off hand are the Skinners and the Merchant Tailors, because
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they had great disputes, often ending in violence, about precedence - they both claimed to be number six on the list. They reached a compromise and now take it in turns to be number six and number seven, hence the phrase "at sixes and sevens".
- Guilds Caroline 21:29:10 5/15/98 (0)
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