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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).


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 Scotland in the 9th century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)


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.


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.

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The theft of the Stone of Scone

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


Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey shows the Scot's Stone of Scone beneath the seat. The stone has been returned to Scotland since it is their coronation stone. The English had it for over 700 years and just returned it in 1996. I've seen the stone as well as this chair. The stone is kept in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle, but will be returned to this chair during any coronations.


Stone of Scone/The Stone of Destiny ~ On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.


The Stone of Scone, a venerated relic, which Scottish Kings had been crowned on since the Dark Ages, was taken in 1296 and removed to Westminster. It was incorporated in a coronation chair specially built for this purpose at Westminster Abbey and has only recently been returned to Scotland. The banner of Scottish resistance was taken up by the patriot William Wallace, he was both a brave and resourceful opponent and defeated Edward's forces at Stirling Bridge in 1297.