Dot Wordsworth


A friend of my husband’s, yet a well-educated man, said in conversation as we walked to Tate Modern: ‘Is that the crest of the City of London?’

It wasn’t just the crest, but the coat of arms of the City, the whole achievement, with shield and supporters and motto and crest and all.

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