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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.

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Hall Place in Kent is a fine Tudor mansion built in the reign of Henry VIII for Lord Mayor of London Sir John Champneys

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Dragon statue at Temple Bar, marking the boundary between the City of London and Westminster

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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.

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Ann Fanshawe's dress of Spitalfields silk incorporating hops and barley, symbols of brewing. (Spitalfieldslife.com/Museum of London)

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The Mansion House in 1750, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. The two roof structures were later removed.

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1618, Sir John Garrard (c.1546–1625), Lord Mayor of London (1601). Daniel Mytens (c.1590–1647). Guildhall Art Gallery.

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This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive. An iron lung assists a patient whose breathing muscles have been paralysed by disease. Although the heyday of the iron lung was during the 1930s, 40s and 50s, some elderly polio survivors are still using them. The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Credit: Science Museum London

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