Cambridge Coronations

A Potted History of Coronation Ringing in Cambridge by Gareth Davies

When the bells at Great St Mary’s ring out on 6th May it may be the first time that a King Charles has been so honoured on his coronation day. Though there are records of the anniversaries of the coronations of monarchs being marked by bells in Cambridge from Elizabeth I’s reign, it is not until James II in 1685 that we can be certain that bells rang on the day itself.

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