Chris McKay

Chris McKay is author of Big Ben: The Great Clock and Bells at the Palace of Westminster.

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The Great Clock

Chris McKay

He wasn’t the sort of person you wanted for a neighbour, he was direct, rude, bombastic, right-wing, opinionated and… generally right! This was Edmund Beckett Denison the designer of the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster and the bell ‘Big Ben’. Born in 1816, Edmund inherited a baronetcy from his father and was later…