October 29, 2006

Crown Room

This is the building in the Castle where you'll find the Honours of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. They form the centrepiece of a permanent exhibition about the Kings and Queens of Scots and about the role of the honours and the stone in coronation ceremonies. Both the Honours (hidden from the puritan Cromwellian armies and then forgotten for a century) and the Stone of Destiny (stolen by King Edward of England in 1296 and kept by the English for 700 years) have had interesting and chequered histories.

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