Foreign News: Sweet Herbs for Flowerdew

In accordance with a 300-year-old ritual, London's aldermen last week strewed the hustings (dais) in the ancient guildhall with sweet herbs and elected one of their number to serve as London's 630th Lord Mayor for the next year. The winner: 6 ft. 4 in. Denys Colquhoun (pronounced Coohoon) Flowerdew Lowson.

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