- We are delighted to announce that Jane Hay, International Managing Director, Christie’s Education has been made a Freeman of the City of London. This honour was bestowed upon Jane in the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall by Murray Craig, Clerk of the Court. Jane is a member of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars which is a Livery Company in the City of London and is closely associated with The Freedom of the City..
The tradition of being granted a Freeman of the City dates back to 1237 where ‘freeman’ meant someone who is not the property of a feudal lord but enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land. Today those practical reasons for obtaining the Freedom of the City have disappeared. It nevertheless remains as a unique part of London’s history to which many people who have lived or worked in the City have been proud to be admitted. Please join us in congratulating Jane on this wonderful achievement.
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