[Bell Historians] Duke of Albany a ringer?

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Sat Apr 19 18:20:36 BST 2008

In a message dated 19/04/2008 16:34:55 GMT Daylight Time,  
camp at hMZoiJ3AsE_QZs8Zo2N9ol_O1W4bUmwjt8ZtBQo5DVYCgAuPqDi8IjargWEq83Xl0tT7xrDTMjE1-cdhphxR.yahoo.invalid writes:

I am  a bit suspicious about the information in this article.  The  OUS
wasn't founded until 1872.  J.E.  Troyte, of Christ Church,  who was the
first Master of the society, was an undergraduate at the time,  so it
seems unlikely that he was a colonel.  There is no reference to  the Duke
of Albany in the OUS archives or in John Spice's 'History of the  OUS'.

Most probably you are right to be suspicious about the article . The Duke  of 
Albany who was Victoria's youngest son was a haemophiliac and it is  unlikely 
that HM would have permitted him to learn ringing skills . He died in  1883 .

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