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The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History

The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History


# The (Secret) City of London — Part 1 The Great City of London, known for its historical
landmarks, modern skyscrapers, ancient markets and famous bridges. It’s arguably the financial
capital of the world and home to over eleven *thousand* people. Wait, what? Eleven… thousand? That’s right: but the City of London is a
different place from London — though London is also known for its historical landmarks,
modern skyscrapers, ancient markets, famous bridges and is home to the government, royal
family and seven million people. But, if you look map of London crafted by
a careful cartographer that map will have a one-square mile hole near the middle — it’s
here where the City of London lives inside of the city named London. Despite these confusingly close names the
two Londons have separate city halls and elect separate mayors, who collect separate taxes
to fund separate police who enforce separate laws. The Mayor of the City of London has a fancy
title ‘The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London’ to match his fancy outfit. He also
gets to ride in a golden carriage and work in a Guildhall while the mayor of London has
to wear a suit, ride a bike and work in an office building. The City of London also has its own flag and
its own crest which is awesome and makes London’s lack of either twice as sad. To top it off the City of London gets to act
more like one of the countries in the UK than just an oddly located city — for uniquely
the corporation that runs the city of London is older than the United Kingdom by several
hundred years. So how did the UK end up with two Londons,
one inside of the other? Because: Romans. 2,000 years ago they came to Great Britain,
killed a bunch of druids, and founded a trading post on the River Thames and named it Londonimium.
Being Romans they got to work doing what Romans do: enforcing laws, increasing trade, building
temples, public baths, roads, bridges and a wall to defend their work. And it’s this wall which is why the current
City of London exists — for though the Romans came and the Romans went and kingdoms rose
and kingdoms fell, the wall endured protecting the city within. And The City, governing itself
and trading with the world, grew rich. A thousand years after the Romans (yet still
a thousand years ago) when William the Conqueror came to Great Britain to conqueror everything
and begin modern british history he found the City of London, with its sturdy walls
more challenging to defeat than farmers on open fields. So he agreed to recognize the rights and privileges
City of Londoners were used to in return for the them recognizing him as the new King. Though after the negotiation, William quickly
built towers around the City of London which were just as much about protecting William
from the locals within as defending against the Vikings from without. This started a thousand-year long tradition
whereby Monarchs always reconfirmed that ‘yes’ the City of London is a special, unique place
best left to its own business, while simultaneously distrusting it. Many a monarch thought the City of London
was too powerful and rich. And one even built a new Capital city nearby, named Westminster,
to compete with the City of London and hopefully, suck power and wealth away from it. This was
the start of the second London. As the centuries passed, Westminster grew
and merged with nearby towns eventually surrounding the walled-in, and still separate City of
London. But, people began to call the whole urban collection ‘London’ and the name became
official when Parliament joined towns together under a single municipal government with a
mayor. But, the mayor of London still doesn’t have
power over the tiny City of London which has rules and traditions like nowhere else in
the country and possibly the world. For example, the ruling monarch doesn’t just
enter the City of London on a whim, but instead asks for permission from the Lord Mayor at
a ceremony. While it’s not required by law, the ceremony is, unusual to say the least. The City of London also has a representative
in Parliament, The Remembrancer, whose job it is to protects the City’s special rights. Because of this, laws passed by Parliament
sometimes don’t apply to the City of London: most notably voting reforms, which we’ll discuss
next time. But if you’re curious, unlike anywhere else in the UK elections in the City of London
involve Medieval Guilds and modern companies. Finally, the City of London also owns and
operates land and buildings far outside its border, making it quite wealthy. Once you start looking for The City’s Crest
you’ll find it in lots of places, but most notably on Tower Bridge which, while being
in London is operated by City of London, These crests everywhere when combined with
the City of London’s age and wealth and quazi-independent status make it an irresistible temptation
for conspiracy nuts. Add in the oldest Masonic temple and it’s not long before the crazy
part of the Internet yelling about secret societies controlling the world via the finance
industry from inside the City-state of London. (And don’t forget the reptilian alien Queen
who’s really behind it all.) But conspiracy theories aside, the City of
London is not an independent nation like the Vatican is, no matter how much you might read
it on the Internet, rather it’s a unique place in the United Kingdom with a long and complicated
history. The wall that began all this 2,000 years ago
is now mostly gone — so the border between London and its secret inner city isn’t so
obvious. Though, next time you’re in London, if you come across a small dragon on the street,
he still guards the entrance to the city in a city in a country in a country.


Reader Comments

  1. So, it is City of London in London City in a country called England within The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

  2. at 3:35 that is the logo for great western railways which contains the crest for the city of London but also the city of Bristol because the company operated trains between the two cities

  3. learning German because i like to learn languages with apps, i learned that in german the word City it is used for the center of the city or in some cases cities inside cities because history and stuff ( the second it is anecdotical) the word for actual city it is Stadt a very different word. but the centered city inside in a city it is not just london, buenos aires also have the city of buenos aires that nowadays have banks and money exchanges places. also the vatican is a city inside other city, rome. i wonder how many " center city" cities are. also the equivalent in english to the german city word would be downtown (even than should be "center").

  4. London is a city for the lost and cursed souls, the people there are bloody mad. This is the reason in which New York wins over London, in UK people are treated like shit.

  5. Ray a conspiracy theorist yet you just said it all your self. Stop down playing the significance of this

  6. Jesuit homosexual Freemason petafiles looks like a place where the Rothschilds play leapfrog with the queer Pope

  7. Fuck them all .I'm fucking Scottish and don't give a fuck .English heritage shite …Scotland taken enough shit of the shitebags down south ..we are fuckin raging how we are not a separate country .no wonder they get attacked ..English bampots ..bagpipes and iron be I ya fuckin scumbag .turn her noses up at us ..it's us that make youse bastards money to keep her fuckin stinking England running ..god save the queen .I agree but fuck the English bastards.

  8. English heritage site and its time you showed your human rights and let us free ..I hope England gets destroyed by immigrants.

  9. Excuse me!!
    Would you stop for a moment?!
    O…man…Haven't you thought-one day- about yourself ?
    Who has made it?
    Have you seen a design which hasn't a designer ?!
    Have you seen a wonderful,delicate work without a worker ?!
    It's you and the whole universe!..
    Who has made them all ?!!
    You know who ?.. It's "ALLAH",prise be to him.
    Just think for a moment.
    How are you going to be after death ?!
    Can you believe that this exact system of the universe and all of these great creation will end in in nothing…just after death!
    Have you thought, for a second, How to save your soul from Allah's punishment?!
    Haven't you thought about what is the right religion?!
    Read … and think deeply before you answer..
    It is religion of Islam.
    It is the religion that Mohammad-peace upon him- the last prophet, had been sent by.
    It is the religion that the right Bible- which is not distorted-has preached.
    Just have a look at The Bible of (Bernaba).
    Don't be emstional.
    Be rational and judge..
    Just look..listen…compare..and then judge and say your word.
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  10. London-The city of London-Britten-UK-EU-UN city in a city in a country in a country in an group of countrys with another group of countrys on the side? Politics are too complicated.

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    English bastards don’t like a wee bit o cauld or water falling from our have,
    And fuck the vikings too.
    IF ITS NOT SCOTTISH,ITS SHITE!!
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  12. If you will only at come round at quarter to twelve to the east gate, you will learn what will very much surprise you and maybe be o'k the greater service to you and also to Anne Morrison. But say nothing to anyone upon the matter (pg i)&&??? Are you fool? 2:32

  13. This is why so many historians are British – just understanding the basics of our crazy history requires years of head scratching and a PHD in confusedology 😜

  14. This video is sponsored by CIA Mocking Bird Operation.

    Crown Private Council reigns in the City . Even though Canada , USA or Australia are sovereign nations , independant politicaly , Crown Private Council still owns the soil of these countries and so , receives 1 % of all the wealth taken out of the soil such as iron, nickel , copper , uranium etc…..So big fat Queen ass is seating on billions of dollars coming in every day since centuries . What do you think of that ?

  15. Another example of the rich and powerful not having to follow the same laws as the rest of us plebs. Viva la revolución

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  17. A video gaslighting people who say what they see, ei.: people called conspiracy nuts. Who pays you to produce herewith disinformation, hmmm?

  18. Off course CGP don't want his film take down,so won't say it's the power center for the jewish world domination plan,and all of their banks,more so as this "stick" grey is from us of a wich is an ARTIFICIALA CREATION and a MARXIST CAMP to spread the same RED PLEAGUE around the world and create the SATANIC AND TERRORIST so called "state" of israHELL,a thing recognised in a meeting b y the puppts of the jews the so called "cristians for israel" or some IDIOTIC "club" of sorts.

  19. Yeah, don't forget to ridicule those tinfoil hat wearing conspiritards, cos powerful people have never conspired over anything that just happens to mean they keep hold of their power. . . like, EVER!!
    Here's a more indepth expose' of the city of London corporation and the power it wields: https://youtu.be/FN_pBKhftkg

  20. Very Nice and the emphasis of confusion is a good effect but if you want to avoid confusion, it is better to call London the Greater City of London (Offical Name) and the County it was once in Greater London. That's more confusing since it is now abolished and this wider region is mainly under the Greater City of London, its assembly, the Greater London Assembly and the Mayor of London.

  21. There are so many similarities between the City of London and the Vatican. They both were built when the Roman Empire was in power. They both had their surrounding land taken by outside forces from different lands. They both had strong walls so they both survived. The Lord Mayor of London is elected in a very similar way to the Pope. The kingdoms around them were overthrown by an outside force and both of those powers recognised the cities as independent from them. Both those new nations built a new capital city around it and called it the same name. These similarities are incredibly coincidental.

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