04 May 2023, The Tablet

The Stone of Scone – seat of destiny?

by Dominic Selwood

The Coronation of King Charles III

The Stone of Scone – seat of destiny?

A replica of the ‘Stone of Destiny’ at Scone Palace, where Scottish kings were once crowned.
photo: alamy, ian dagnall

The legend of the stone above which the King will be enthroned is a reminder of the interweaving of religion and power in England, Scotland and Ireland / By DOMINIC SELWOOD
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