The Mayor of Bath

Seals

Seal to Charter 9

The Great Seal of Edward III is made of dark green wax and is similar to the seals of Edward I and Edward II.

Seal to Charter 16

The original Great Seal of Henry V, who used his father's seal, so this is a fine specimen of the second seal of Henry IV. It also provides a reminder of the re-building of Westminster Abbey by Henry III as a resting place for Edward the Confessor and as his own burial place.

 

Seal to Charter 22

The Great Seal is the second of Elizabeth I in dark brown wax. The figure of the Queen can be seen clearly in the centre of the seal. The simplicity of the legend on either side provides a reminder that England is now free from foreign influence and that the reformation was a national and religious cause. Whilst the use of the Royal motto "Dieu et mon Droit" was continuous from Henry V onwards, Elizabeth's motto was "Semper eadem" (Always the same).

Further Reading

Children's Portraits of the Mayor 2011

Pictures of the Mayor by children visiting the Parlour during Heritage Week 2011

Victorian Bath

In 1830 Princess Victoria made her first and last visit to Bath to open the Royal Victoria Park, which was designed by the City Architect, Major Edward Davis. It was an area containing a wide selection of trees and shrubs from around the world and provide

Election of Mayor and Mayoral Duties

Election of Mayor and Mayoral Duties

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish