9 Kings of Scots were enthroned on the Stone of Scone. Stolen by the English in 1296, it was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996

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The Stone of Scone, also known as the Coronation Stone or the Stone of Destiny, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

The Stone of Scone, AKA Coronation Stone/ Stone of Destiny,a mystical piece, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

King Edward's Chair, where English monarchs have been crowned for over 1000 years.

King Edward's Chair, where English monarchs have been crowned for over 1000 years. Note the Stone of Scone is NOT in the empty place right under the seat.

Stone of Scone or the Stone of Destiny. Legend says that the stone was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times, it is thought it was brought to Scotland in the 9th century, and it was used as part of the crowning ceremonies of the kings of Scotland. It was stolen by Edward I of England in 1296 and remained under the Coronation Throne is Westminster Abbey in London for 700 years. It was finally returned to Scotland in 1996.

Legend says that the Stone of Destiny was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times. It was believed to have been brought to Argyll, Scotland in the century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)

Replica of the Stone of Scone at Scone Palace

Stone of Scone replica - Stone of Scone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Westminster coronation chair, where generations of Scottish monarchs since the 9th century were crowned - now in Edinburgh Castle

Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Westminster coronation chair, where generations of Scottish monarchs since the century were crowned - now in Edinburgh Castle

This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair.    This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

mediumaevum: This is where King Henry VIII was throned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

Stone of Destiny or the Stone of Scone is an enigmatic block of sandstone, which has a turbulent ancient history

Stone of Destiny or the Stone of Scone is an enigmatic block of sandstone, which has a turbulent ancient history

Stone of Scone -   All of Scotland's kings sat on this stone to be crowned until King Edward I took it 700 years ago and kept it under the English coronation chair. With Scotland's parliamentary independence in the 1990s, the Scots asked for it back and got it!  It is honorably displayed with Scotland's crown jewels.

Stone of Scone (pronounced scon, rhymes with Ron). Starting with Robert the Bruce, Scotland's kings have sat on this stone to be crowned. The English stole it 700 years ago.

Queen Victoria ... The Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, by Warwick Rodwell

The Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, by Warwick Rodwell

The Stone of Scone, Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil, also known as the Stone of Destiny and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

Stone of Scone, also called Stone of Destiny, Scottish Gaelic Lia Fail, for centuries was associated with the crowning of Scottish kings and then, in was taken to England and later placed under the Coronation Chair.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it  set into his crown for his coronation in 1214.  Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III,  later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set in the crown for his coronation in

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Rattray's Stone of Scone 5 Tobacco Pipe

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The Coronation Throne and the Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny, full interesting history here

The theft of the Stone of Scone

The Coronation Stone or Stone of Scone is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken prior to when the Stone of Scone was still there.

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