Merchant Taylors, Worshipful Company of

This company was granted its first charter in 1327. Its early wealth came from the making of tents and *acton. In time its power and influence increased as it acquired the authority to check measures of cloth at fairs and at places like Cheapside in the city of London. In its earlier days the company was less respectable and worthy. A dispute with the Goldsmiths in 1267 got out of control and a number of people were killed: the leaders were arrested, tried and executed.

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  • Merchant Taylors' Girls' School — Motto Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt. (Small things grow in harmony) Established 1888 Type selective girls independent Headmistress Louise Robinson Location Crosby Merseyside …   Wikipedia

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  • Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors — The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company, originally known as the Guild and Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London, was first incorporated under a Royal… …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood — This article is about the Independent school in Northwood, Hertfordshire. For the independent school in Crosby, Merseyside, see Merchant Taylors School, Crosby. Merchant Taylors School Motto Latin: Concordia parvae res crescunt ( Small things… …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby — This article is about the Independent school in Crosby, Merseyside. For the independent school in Northwood, see Merchant Taylors School, Northwood. Coordinates: 53°29′02″N 3°01′30″W /  …   Wikipedia

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