Alderman

The term 'Alderman' derives from the Old English 'ealdorman', designating an 'elder man', or member of local government (usually one exercising control over a shire). Throughout British history the term denoted a senior government member of a county council or city administration.

The office of alderman was abolished during ongoing government reforms of the 1970s, except for the City of London, where aldermen are still elected to represent London boroughs. The term can occasionally be granted as an honorary civic title.

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British History Quiz

This soldier and war hero founded the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides



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This Day in British History

20 January, 1265

Simon de Montfort's parliament meets in London

The parliament gathers 2 knights from each shire and 2 burgesses from certain selected boroughs

Monarch Mayhem

This king was born Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt



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Passionate about British Heritage!