| Church bells have also been used to give warnings in times
of disaster. In 1552 Bishop Latimer said “If all the bells in
England were rung at one time, there would scarcely be a single spot where
a bell would not be heard.”|
When it was feared that the Germans might invade England during the last
world war, Parliament ordered that normal church bell ringing should stop.
The bells would only be rung to warn of an enemy landing.
The Spanish Armada, 1588, with which Philip of Spain hoped, but failed, to