The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

This volume assembles, for the first time, the complementary evidence derived from history, archaeology and conservation, and presents a factual account of the Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, not as separate artefacts, but as the ...

Author: Warwick Rodwell

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782971535

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Constructed in 1297?1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone, which the king seized at Scone, following his victory over the Scots in 1296. For centuries, Scottish kings had been inaugurated on this symbolic ‘Stone of Scone’, to which a copious mythology had also become attached. Edward I presented the Chair, as a holy relic, to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey, and most English monarchs since the fourteenth century have been crowned in it, the last being HM Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. The Chair and the Stone have had eventful histories: in addition to physical alterations, they suffered abuse in the eighteenth century, suffragettes attached a bomb to them in 1914, they were hidden underground during the Second World War, and both were damaged by the gang that sacrilegiously broke into Westminster Abbey and stole the Stone in 1950. It was recovered and restored to the Chair, but since 1996 the Stone has been exhibited on loan in Edinburgh Castle. Now somewhat battered through age, the Chair was once highly ornate, being embellished with gilding, painting and coloured glass. Yet, despite its profound historical significance, until now it has never been the subject of detailed archaeological recording. Moreover, the remaining fragile decoration was in need of urgent conservation, which was carried out in 2010?12, accompanied by the first holistic study of the Chair and Stone. In 2013 the Chair was redisplayed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of HM The Queen. The latest investigations have revealed and documented the complex history of the Chair: it has been modified on several occasions, and the Stone has been reshaped and much altered since it left Scone. This volume assembles, for the first time, the complementary evidence derived from history, archaeology and conservation, and presents a factual account of the Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, not as separate artefacts, but as the entity that they have been for seven centuries. Their combined significance to the British Monarchy and State – and to the history and archaeology of the English and Scottish nations – is greater than the sum of their parts. Also published here for the first time is the second Coronation Chair, made for Queen Mary II in 1689. Finally, accounts are given of the various full-size replica chairs in Britain and Canada, along with a selection of the many models in metal and ceramic which have been made during the last two centuries.
Categories: Art

The Coronation Stone

The Coronation Stone

Author: William Forbes Skene

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590914636

Category: Coronations

Page: 50

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Categories: Coronations

Sights and Scenes in Europe

Sights and Scenes in Europe

92 THE STONE OF SCONE . What could be more disgusting than to see J. Smith
, in capitals , carved on the seat . Securely fastened under the seat by iron bands
is a stone , fifteen by twenty - six inches and eleven inches thick , known as the ...

Author: William Stevenson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B84697

Category: Europe

Page: 316

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Categories: Europe

McBride s Magazine

McBride s Magazine

the identity of the Lia Fail with the Scotch Stone of Scone and the English
Coronation Stone . ... Pillar at Bethel , and on the other with the Ancient Scottish
Coronation Stone of Scone , now in the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey .

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ISBN: UOM:39015078623835

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A Dictionary of Miracles

A Dictionary of Miracles

During a violent storm it was thrown into the sea to appease its rage ; and, after
the storm lulled, it was placed on the sacred hill of Tara, the capital of Bregia, and
called the Lia Fail, or "Stone of Destiny." It was now used as the coronation chair
 ...

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101065973800

Category: Miracles

Page: 582

View: 502

Categories: Miracles

LIFE

LIFE

... sometimes called the Stone of Destiny. Centuries ago it served as a coronation
seat for Scottish kings, and patriotic Scotsmen have resented its removal in 1296
to Westminster Abbey, where it became part of the Coronation Chair of Britain's ...

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Page: 172

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The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone or Coronation Stone, is a relatively unattractive and unappealing slab of stone but it is also a unique symbol in Scottish history, linked to royal inaugurations.

Author: David John Breeze

Publisher: Society Antiquaries Scotland

ISBN: UOM:39015066445415

Category: Scotland

Page: 283

View: 318

The Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone or Coronation Stone, is a relatively unattractive and unappealing slab of stone but it is also a unique symbol in Scottish history, linked to royal inaugurations. At a conference organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1997 participants focused on the stone as both object and symbol', discussing its origins, authenticity, its role as a national icon, its removal and loss, and its final return to Scotland in 1996. A range of different approaches were taken assessing the geology of the stone, its ceremonial functions, its links with Scone and Scone Abbey and its turbulent history. Contributors include:
Categories: Scotland

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny

The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of ...

Author: Richard T. Ryan

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781787050846

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 459

During the elaborate funeral for Queen Victoria, a group of Irish separatists breaks into Westminster Abbey and steals the Coronation Stone, on which every monarch of England has been crowned since the 14th century. After learning of the theft from Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes is tasked with recovering the stone and returning it to England. In pursuit of the many-named stone, which has a rich and colorful history, Holmes and Watson travel to Ireland in disguise as they try to infiltrate the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the group they believe responsible for the theft. The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of Westminster at the time of the theft. There are also references to a number of other Victorian luminaries, including Joseph Lister and Frederick Treves. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, for the great detective the stakes have never been higher as he must mollify a king who refuses to ascend the throne until “order has been restored.”
Categories: Fiction

Ireland

Ireland

... of destiny ) , and so the Scottish Kings , until A.D. 1290 , when Edward I. of
England brought it from Scotland ; and it is a curious fact that this stone has not
only remained in England until now , and can be seen still under the Coronation
Chair ...

Author: John Flanagan

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:1000163996

Category: Ireland

Page: 166

View: 944

Categories: Ireland

Potter s American Monthly

Potter s American Monthly

Edward I. removed this stone from Scone to Is it not remarkable that a people with
so much Westminster , and here it ... of Destiny , " upon mistakable testimouy in
paintings and sculptures , which rests the seat of the Coronation chair of often ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89102448495

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

LIFE

LIFE

THE STONE OF SCONE, a sandstone block, is 26 inches long and 16 inches
wide, weighs 485 pounds, has been unfeelingly ... with broad Scottish accents,
courting in a car at a late hour; the initials "JFS" were carved in the coronation
chair.

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Page: 86

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

The chair on the right was made for William and Mary's coronation ; the ancient
one on the left * is the chair made for ... was was » CORONATION CHAIR , AND
STATE SWORD AND SHIELD OF EDWARD III . the famous stone of Scone .

Author: Mrs. Birchenough

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89080117609

Category:

Page: 80

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The Rise and Fall of the United States

The Rise and Fall of the United States

The Kings of Scotland were coronated sitting on this Stone of Scone from
Kenneth I ( called McAlpin ) until it was taken to England in A . D . 1296 by
Edward I ... They sat on the coronation chair with the Stone of Scone underneath
the chair .

Author: Harold J. Farrall

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049893861

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 813

Categories: Political Science

Archaeologia Cambrensis

Archaeologia Cambrensis

__ eager the coronation chair till the reign of Kenneth II , who , to secure his
empire , removed it to Scone . ... A Scottish July day ; the cross in the cimiterium ;
before it the fatal stone covered with gold embroidered cloths ; upon it the boy -
king ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112051008115

Category: Wales

Page:

View: 476

Categories: Wales

Curiosities of Popular Customs Illustrated

Curiosities of Popular Customs     Illustrated

Simon Breck , a descendant from Gathelus , carried the chair with him from Spain
to Ireland , and was crowned in it as king of ... Now , it happens that the Irish , too ,
had their Coronation Stone , their Stone of Destiny , the Lia Fail of Tara , which ...

Author: William Shepard Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112112481947

Category:

Page:

View: 675

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The Stone

The Stone

The extraordinary tale of the Stone of Destiny, symbol of Scottish royal power, plundered from Scotland in 1296, which lay beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey for 700 years before being returned to the Scottish Parliament in ...

Author: Nigel G. Tranter

Publisher: B & W Pub

ISBN: 1873631014

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 908

The extraordinary tale of the Stone of Destiny, symbol of Scottish royal power, plundered from Scotland in 1296, which lay beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey for 700 years before being returned to the Scottish Parliament in 1996.
Categories: Fiction

Irish Pedigrees Or The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation

Irish Pedigrees  Or  The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation

That stone or seat Fergus Mor Mac Earca had , for the pụrpose of his
inauguration , sent to him from Ireland to ... seat , the " stone of destiny or Lia Fail
of the ancient Irish , is now preserved in Westminster Abbey , under the
Coronation Chair .

Author: John O'Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002044509

Category: Genealogy

Page: 839

View: 111

Categories: Genealogy

Irish Pedigrees

Irish Pedigrees

Scotland, he carried away from Scone to London, the crown and sceptre
surrendered by Balioll ; and the " stone of destiny" on which the Scottish
monarchs were placed when they received their royal inauguration. That stone or
seat Fergus ...

Author: John O'Hart

Publisher: Dublin : McGlashan & Gill

ISBN: OXFORD:600018033

Category: Genealogy

Page: 414

View: 840

Categories: Genealogy

England the Remnant of Judah and the Israel of Ephraim

England  the Remnant of Judah and the Israel of Ephraim

It is called by some , THE STONE OF DESTINY ; in Irish , LIA - Fail ; and by the
English , JACOB ' s PILLOW ; that the Jew ... that this Stone has not only
remained in England until now , and is existing still under the Coronation - Chair
of our ...

Author: Frederick Robert Augustus Glover

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024339304

Category: Anglo-Israelism

Page: 182

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Categories: Anglo-Israelism

Eochaid the Heremhon Or The Romance of the Lia Phail

Eochaid the Heremhon  Or  The Romance of the Lia Phail

The Irish “ stone of destiny " is called in Irish as above , more correctly , however ,
“ Lia Phail . ... that this stone has not only remained in England until now , and is
existing still under the coronation chair of our British sovereigns in Westminster ...

Author: Alfred Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044013655295

Category: Anglo-Israelism

Page: 347

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Categories: Anglo-Israelism