The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1255 Wednesday, 21 June 2000.
Date: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2000 08:45:03 -0700
Subject: 11.1249 Re: The yeoman and Sergeant
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1249 Re: The yeoman and Sergeant
This is kind of a guess, but I would assume that the "Sergeant at the
Mace" is the sergeant at arms, perhaps of the House of Commons.
I'm not sure about the yeoman of London, but I seem to recall an old
infantry regiment that calls itself something similar. I'm not sure why
the two would meet, but generally (in this country at least) sergeants
at arms have a military background. It came in handy a few years ago,
when the sergeant at arms of Qu