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Lisa Goike
Lisa Goike • 2 years ago

King Edward's Chair, sometimes known as St Edward's Chair or The Coronation Chair, is the throne on which the British monarch sits for the coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I to contain the coronation stone of Scotland — known as the Stone of Scone — which he had captured from the Scots who had kept it at Scone Abbey. The chair was named after Edward the Confessor, and was kept in his shrine of St Edward's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

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Coronation Chair made on the orders of King Edward I in 1300. almost every monarch has been crowned in this chair except... Edward V and Edward VIII, and Mary II. was made to house the Stone of Scone, which was brought from Scotland in 1296. The stone was returned to Scotland in 1996 and is now shown at Edinburgh Castle. However it will be returned for coronations.

London, Great Scotland Yard, England

This is where King Henry VIII was throned 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.

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 British Library near Kings Cross St.Pancras - London, England

Kay Metheson standing behind Scotland's Stone of Destiny. Ms. Metheson was one of four Scottish nationalists who stole the stone from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, the coronation seat of Scottish kings, was taken from Scotland in 1296 by Edward I and made into the seat of the coronation chair for future kings of England. Ms. Metheson and 3 others stole the stone and hid it for 5 months. In 1996 England officially returned the stone to Scotland.

Knowles Mill, Bewdley, England