Timeline



 
SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES DATE OTHER EVENTS  
    1130 Earliest records of Livery Companies or “Guilds” in London  
  Guild of Pepperers first recorded 1180    
  A “Mistery“or Guild of Apothecaries elects their own leaders in London 1316  
  Spicers join with the Pepperers 1328    
  Pepperers found the Fraternity of
St Anthony

 
1345    
  Pepperers become the Company of Grocers
St Anthony

 
1376
 
 
  1518 Henry VIII grants a Charter to the College of Physicians  
    1538 Dissolution of the Dominican Priory  of Blackfriars by Henry VIII.    

 
    1540 Company of Barbers and Surgeons of London created by Act of Parliament     
      Birth of Gideon de Laune, primary founder and benefactor of the Society 1565    
    1588 Spanish Armanda defeated
  Separate section of Apothecaries created in the Grocers’ Company 1607    
  After representations from a group of apothecaries led by De Laune, James I
& VI grants a Charter separating the Apothecaries from the Grocers
1617    
  Society buys “Cobham House” the former guest house of Blackfriars Priory as its first Hall 1632
 
 
  City sides with Parliament and the Hall is garrisoned by Parliamentary troops 1642-1649   Civil War