Stone of Destiny

In 1950, Scottish Nationalists stole the “Stone of Destiny” from Westminster Abbey. This was Scotland’s Coronation Stone, taken by the English in 1296. By tradition, all British monarchs have to be crowned while sitting on it. It was eventually recovered from Arbroath Abbey, although some claimed this was a copy, and the original remained in Scotland. In 1996, the “Stone of Destiny” was returned from London to Edinburgh Castle, exactly 700 years after being stolen by Edward I.

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