stone of Scone

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A block of sandstone, long associated with the inauguration of early Scottish kings at Scone (Perthshire) but seized by Edward I in 1296; since 1308 every anointed English sovereign has been crowned on the special coronation chair built to contain it, thereby claiming overlordship of Scotland. In 1996, 700 years after its seizure, Elizabeth II authorized the stone's return to Scotland.

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