Brigantes breakfast held at the Royal Armouries
The Master recently attended the Brigantes breakfast which was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The breakfast (which is actually a lunch - go figure!) is intended mainly for the benefit of Liverymen of City Companies who live in the north of England, but was supported by the attendance of many Masters. Approximately 400 Liverymen were in attendance.
The Brigantes were an ancient tribe who controlled the north at the time of the Roman invasion in the first century. Their Queen, Cartimandua, was a little more sensible than Boudiceaof the Iceni in the south, as she co-operated with Roman rule so did not end up dead, albeit that Boudicea won in the end as she has the statue opposite Parliament.