April 11, 2011

April 11th - Stone of Scone Returned (Temporarily)

On this day in 1951, the Stone of Scone was discovered on the altar of the Abbey of Arbroath. It had to go back to Westminster, but it came home to roost in Scotland eventually. Read complete article here.

Pictured: The Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey. That pocket in the seat is for the Stone of Scone. Anonymous Engraving, 1855.

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