[Bell Historians] Cardinal Wolsey - did he provide bells?

David Bryant david at b...
Wed May 26 22:14:53 BST 2004

> Does anyone have any evidence that Cardinal Wolsey gave any bells
anywhere? Where & when? Do the bells exist?
> I know Sherborne Abbey tenor is reputed to be his gift of a bell from
France (per CD & Raven etc).

There are many such traditions concerning the origins of particular bells,
and although many of them may well be true concrete evidence is often
lacking. One of the most common is the tradition that bells originated from
monastic houses - there are several examples in Yorkshire: the tenors at
Bedale and Thirsk to name two.


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