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The Worshipful Company of Drapers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London; it has the formal name of The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Mystery of Drapers of the City of London but is more usually known as the Drapers' Company. It ranks third in the order of precedence of Livery Companies, thus being one of the "Great Twelve City Livery Companies." The Company's motto is Unto God Only Be Honour and Glory. Drapers Company, copy supplied by Company Archivist This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Drapers Company, copy supplied by Company Archivist This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Drapers Usually known as the Drapers Company, The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Mystery of Drapers of the City of London, was probably the first corporate body... Livery Companies are trade associations based in the City of London. ... This article is about a small section of central London. ... A guild is an association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards of morality or conduct. ... In Christianity and Islam, Mary (Judæo-Aramaic מרים Maryām Bitter; Septuagint Greek Μαριαμ, Mariam, Μαρια, Maria; Arabic: Maryem, مريم) was the mother of Jesus of Nazareth who at the time of his conception was the betrothed wife of Joseph, awaiting the customary Home-Taking that would permit them to start living together... An order of precedence is a sequential hierarchy of nominal importance of people; it is used by many organizations and governments. ... A motto is a phrase or collection of words intended to describe the motivation or intention of a sociological grouping or organization. ...

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History

The organization was founded in 1361; it received a Royal Charter three years later. It was incorporated, or became a Company, under a Royal Charter in 1438, and was the first corporate body to be granted a coat of arms. Events Founding of the University of Pavia, Italy. ... In the United Kingdom and Canada a Royal Charter is a charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council, which creates or gives special status to an incorporated body. ... Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ... Events Pachacuti who would later create Tahuantinsuyu, or Inca Empire became the ruler of Cuzco January 1 - Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Hungary March 18 - Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Germany Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway looses direct control of Sweden. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ...


Originally, the organisation was a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. It was one of the most powerful companies in London politics, over one hundred Lord Mayors having been members of the Company; the first, Henry Fitzailwyn, is thought to have been a draper. During the Plantation of Ulster, it held land around Moneymore and Draperstown in County Londonderry. Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, AR Wool is the fiber derived from the hair of domesticated animals, usually sheep. ... A variety of fabric. ... Merchants function as professional traders, dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves. ... Michael Berry Savory is the current Lord Mayor of London. ... The Plantation of Ulster took place in the Irish province of Ulster during the early 17th century. ... Moneymore is a town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, lying near Lough Neagh. ... Draperstown (Baile na Scríne in Irish) is a small town in County Derry, Northern Ireland, in the Sperrin Mountains. ... County Londonderry or County Derry (Doire in Irish) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. ...


Today, the company exists as a charitable, ceremonial, and educational institution. This has included providing the site and some of the buildings of Queen Mary College in the University of London, and administering almshouses such as the Henry Lucas Hospital. Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until recently Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... Categories: Stub ... The Reverend Henry Lucas (c. ...


Three royal princes joined the Company, though none were expected at the time to become kings: The term prince (from the Latin princeps), for a member of the highest aristocracy, has fundamentally different meanings - one generic, and several types of titles the female form is princess // Abstract notion The original but least common use is as a GENERIC (descriptive, not formal) term -originating in the application...

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and King Harald V of Norway are members of the Company. For other men named William of Orange, see William of Orange (disambiguation) William III of England (14 November 1650–8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland, William Henry and William of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and the Holy Roman Empires Prince of Orange from his... King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872–September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... His Majesty King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, formerly von Wettin) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), styled HM The Queen ( born 21 April 1926 ) is the Queen regnant and head of state of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ...


Drapers Hall

Like many other livery companies, the Drapers Company is based at a grand building named after itself, in this case Drapers' Hall, which is in Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2. The company has owned the site since 1543, when it purchased the London mansion of Thomas Cromwell, who had been attainted and executed in 1540, from King Henry VIII. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London and rebuilt to designs by Edward Jarman. After another fire in 1772 it was rebuilt again; this time the architect was John Gorham. Further alterations were made in the 19th century, but unlike some livery company halls, it was not destroyed in the Second World War. There are four lavishly decorated main rooms which are used for the company's functions and are also available for hire. The largest is the Livery Hall, which can accommodate up to 260 for dinner. Groups may book a guided tour of Drapers Hall; a donation to the company's charitable work is requested in return. London EC2 is the London postal district covering the area around Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. ... Thomas Cromwell: detail from a portrait by Hans Holbein, 1532-3 Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex ( 1485 - July 28, 1540) was an English statesman, one of the most important political figures of the reign of Henry VIII of England. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... London, as it appeared from Bankside, Southwark, During the Great Fire - Derived from a Print of the Period by Visscher The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the City of London from September 2nd to September 5th, 1666, and resulted more or less in the... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Collections

The company's archives, works of art, silver and artefacts are in the care of an archivist. The document collection has items from the 13th century onwards, including charters and coats of arms, charity records, and records of the company's landholdings, including the Londonderry estates. The silver collection includes an ancient Celtic decorative collar found on the Londonderry estate, and pieces of the company's own silverware from the 16th century onwards. There is also a collection of paintings, mostly of former members. Researchers may view the collections by appointment.


See Also

Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Drapers Usually known as the Drapers Company, The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Mystery of Drapers of the City of London, was probably the first corporate body...

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Worshipful Company of Drapers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (523 words)
It was incorporated, or became a Company, under a Royal Charter in 1438, and was the first corporate body to be granted a coat of arms.
It was one of the most powerful companies in London politics, over one hundred Lord Mayors having been members of the Company; the first, Henry Fitzailwyn, is thought to have been a draper.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and King Harald V of Norway are members of the Company.
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