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Guilds of London
Product code: AC4031
London: The biggest, most important and richest city in England in the
late medieval and early modern periods.
The Guilds played a major role in the lives of London's citizens,
controlling the way in which trade, manufacturing and business was
conducted in the city. The members of the guilds were rich men, who were
appointed to the most influential positions in the community and wielded
immense civic power. The chief representative of the Guilds became the
Lord Mayor of London, and the leading delegates of the Guilds became his
Aldermen. Other members of the Guilds were the burghers of London. The
Guilds ran the city and controlled its commerce; each had its own Hall
and its own Coat of Arms. Representatives of the Guilds met at the
Guildhall to discuss the great issues of the day.
In Guilds of London, you place your liverymen in strategic Guilds,
building your power base, so that you can achieve the status of Master
in many of them. You also have the opportunity to spread your power into
the commercially valuable Ulster or Virginia plantations. Control of
each Guild provides victory points and additional actions that you can
exploit, so that you can control the future development of the city.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Thu Sep 19 10:04:46 BST 2019 [web4]