Not since Anno Domini MCLXXXIX...

Noticed this as I was beginning the day's cursus paginarum, the day's round of the websites. The current plague has been able to accomplish what "the Black Death, the Great Fire, the Civil War, and both World Wars" couldn't, although I think that it's the government and media response to the plague that is the issue rather than the pestilence itself.

Every year since 1189 on Michaelmas Day (29 September except when it falls on the Sabbath), the Court of Aldermen of the City of London Corporation have elected a new Lord Mayor, with no consecutive second term for a Mayor taking place since 1388.

This piqued my interest chiefly because (as I noted infra) I have been hearing about the City of London and its aldermen and wards and ward-motes and so on.  


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