The author of The Chimes of England, Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1818-1896), was the second Bishop of Western New York from 1865 to 1896. Apparently bishops in those days were like popes or English monarchs - you don't get them to retire, they go on and on and on till they're promoted to glory.
Also see A Vision of Britain through time and The Chimes of England.
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