Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fact of the Day: Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone is a block of red sandstone used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs. King Edward I of England took it as a spoil of war and used it to claim his right as "Lord Paramount" of Scotland which was a claim that he was rightfully above Scotland's king. 

12 comments:

Moving with Mitchell said...

And, when you see it, it's a very unimpressive "rock."

Anna-Alina said...

Looks nice, especially those lions!


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Pat Hatt said...

Got to love humanity fascinations with rocks

Debra She Who Seeks said...

England finally returned it to Scotland just a few years ago. However, Scotland has promised to loan it temporarily back to England for use in the next coronation.

Jimmy said...

That was a bold move on his part.

Harlynn said...

It is indeed one awesome looking chair. Made of stone though?
Guess that's not the point of why he claimed it though...haha.

Jenn said...

Have you watched the movie Stone of Destiny? It is based on true events about the theft of the Stone of Scone in 1950. I enjoyed the movie.

RO said...

Quite interesting, Adam. Hugs...

Jen said...

You always share the most interesting things. I've heard of this before but had forgotten about it.

Fundy Blue said...

I knew about the Stone of Scone and its use in the coronation of Scottish and English monarchs. I didn't know about its mythical history (or perhaps I forgot) until your post made me curious and I went looking. Thanks!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Martha said...

First time I hear of this. That's interesting