Learn Why the “City of London” is Not “London” in Just Under Five Minutes

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For some of you (particularly, our U.K. readers) this will probably not come as a surprise, but the “City of London” is not actually “London.” In fact, as the great Internet explainer C.G.P. Grey reveals, the City of London is sort of its own thing within what we normally call London today. How this came to pass involves a little explaining about parliamentary democracy, history, and military construction, but it’s imparted in just under five minutes.

Now go and impress your friends with your uncompromising knowledge of historical trivia.

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