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The City

An area in London that forms the center of its financial district. The City is legally called "the City of London" and once formed the entirety of London. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, among others, are headquartered in the City. In the 1800s, the City was the world's primary financial center and it remains very important. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, the City is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United Kingdom and its lobbyists. The sheer amount of money traded in the City renders it vitally important to the global economy as well. Interestingly, both businesses and individuals may vote in City elections.
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City (of London)

the centre of the UK's FINANCIAL SYSTEM, embracing the MONEY MARKETS (commercial banks, etc.), CAPITAL MARKET (STOCK EXCHANGE), FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET, COMMODITY MARKETS and INSURANCE MARKETS. The City of London is also a major international financial centre and earns Britain substantial amounts of foreign exchange on exports of financial services.
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Whereas there hath beene of Longe time greate Controversy betweene the Citty, and the Tower of London, about the boundes, limittes, and liberties of each place, by reason whereof, there hath oftentimes tumult, and disorder happened; ffor avoiding of which inconvenience, it is thought meete that the Boundes, and liberties of that his Maiestes auncient howse, and of the Gurisdiccion the Cittie doth hould by Charter from his Maiestes Progenitors might bee sett out, distinguished, and knowne; ffor as his Maiestie hath noe meaning to take from the Citty of London [any] parte of that which hath beene formerly graunted vnto them; Soe it is reason that the Tower being his Maiestes Castle Royall, should enioy those liberties, and extent of ground that aunciently did appertaine vnto it.
We move from a useful discussion of English interest in a variety of things cast as "new" in the period in "English Hunger for the New," chapter 4, to a largely engaging explanation of the way the English in particular and Europeans in general imagined the globe, the American continent, and the continent's environment in chapter 5, "Grasping America's Contours." Kupperman goes on to situate Jamestown in relation to other English interests across the globe in her informative chapter 6, "A Welter of Colonial Projects," before finally giving us a picture of Jamestown in three stages that correspond to her concluding three chapters: "Jamestown's Uncertain Beginnings," "The Project Revised," and "James Cittie in Virginia."
Most travellers, he says, "comming once to speake of the cittie of Venice.
Much better than the Rogers' Brevarye, it is a noble history of the city and of the "lawdable exersises yearelye vsed within the Cittie of Chester" (from the 1609 Brevarye).
A physician wrote in 1623 that |of all the Empericks about this Cittie, it is not credible the practice that Savery hath'.
JON: HIS PART OF King James his Royall and Magnificent Entertainement through his Honorably Cittie of London, Thur[Florin]eday the 15.
The fourth citizen only uses the first-person plural: "Branches of the palme tree / eycheon in hand take wee, / and welcome him to this cittie" (The Corvisors Playe, 189-91).
Clearly, there is reference here to John Cooke's Greene's Tu Quoque, or the Cittie Gallant, a play first acted in 1611 by Queen Anne's Men at the Red Bull under Thomas Greene's leadership.
In his hearing he testified that he had seen "the saide bandes writen.., and concluded at Morocus, a Cittie in Barbary in Julye" 1568, in the presence of Grey, Westcott, Colthurst, and himself and of "moores sundrie.
A Warning, however, seems less confident about the efficacy of this process than Edward IV: 'In every shire, each cittie, and each towne' the unrepentant Browne gloats, 'George Sanders stil is murthered by George Browne' (2402 -3).
(70.) "Sir Lewis Kirke Governor: of the Cittie of Oxford""ordered "Powder, Shott.
It is on record that she "voluntarily confessed that she had long frequented all or most of the disorderly & licentious places in this Cittie as namely she hath vsually in the habite of a man resorted to alehowses, Tavernes, Tobacco shops and also play howses there to see plaies & pryses." Needless to say that these haunts, the theaters included, were an ideal hunting ground for a criminally minded pack of thieves waiting for Mary Frith's beck and call.