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).

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9 Kings of Scots were enthroned on the Stone of Scone. Stolen by the English in 1296, it was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996 LOST stone, now home!

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Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Westminster coronation chair, where generations of Scottish monarchs since the 9th century were crowned - now in Edinburgh Castle

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This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

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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.

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King Edward's Chair, in Westminster Abbey, is the throne used for the monarch's coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I built to contain the coronation stone of Scotland (the Stone of Scone).

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The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set into his crown for his coronation in 1214. Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III, later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

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