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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

A Nobel Cordwainer

In the world of Nobel laureates, October is awards month. Born 155 years ago, Austen Chamberlain is (so far) the only Cordwainer to have been so honoured.

William Marsden, Doctor and Cordwainer

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of William Marsden MD, Cordwainer, and more famously, founder of two great London hospitals.

The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Literature is not exactly flooded with stories about shoemakers, so when the RSC revives Thomas Dekker’s comedy, The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Cordwainers are bound to sit up and pay attention.