1066 Norman Conquest.
1067 Tower of London, construction begins.
1123 St.Bartholomew’s Hospital founded.
1155 The Weavers become the city’s first Guild.
1189 Henry Fitz-Ailwyn becomes London’s first Mayor.
1209 First stone built London Bridge.
1215 First Lord Mayor’s procession.
1327 First Common Council assembled.
1348 Black Death: Half of London’s population dies.
Thousands buried in cemetery near Smithfield on land later occupied by the Charterhouse.
1358 138 shops trading on London Bridge.
1371 Charterhouse founded.
1381 Peasants Revolt, Wat Tyler beheaded at Smithfield.
1397 Richard (Dick) Whittington becomes Lord Mayor for the first time.
1400 Billingsgate granted its Charter.
1411 Guildhall built.
1415 Henry V leads victory parade across London Bridge towards St.Paul’s Cathedral after Agincourt.
1453 Lord Mayor’s procession moves from the roads onto the Thames for the first time.
The word ‘float’ for processional transport dates from this time.