The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Society Antiquaries Scotland
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 283 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015066445415
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The Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone or Coronation Stone, is a relatively unattractive and unappealing slab of stone but it is also a unique symbol in Scottish history, linked to royal inaugurations. At a conference organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1997 participants focused on the stone as both object and symbol', discussing its origins, authenticity, its role as a national icon, its removal and loss, and its final return to Scotland in 1996. A range of different approaches were taken assessing the geology of the stone, its ceremonial functions, its links with Scone and Scone Abbey and its turbulent history. Contributors include:

Stone of Destiny

Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2011-05-23
  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780857900661
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This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay Matheson, he took the Stone of Destiny from beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey and in doing so became a Scottish national hero. In England, however, the act had the opposite effect and a manhunt for the 'vulgar vandals' was started to satisfy the outrage of the English establishment and bring them to justice. In the end, the Stone was given up, but the gang were not charged. This solitary act set Hamilton on a path for the rest of his life from which he has not diverged. Although, it is now nearly sixty years since that fateful night, it is the actual events surrounding the taking of the Stone which hold people spellbound when Hamilton recounts them.In this book, Ian Hamilton has set down the chain of events which led to his decision to go to London, remove the Stone and a minute-by-minute account of the act and the aftermath. But this is not simply a retelling of a stunt that made nationwide news, it is a book about how a nation's conscience was stirred by a symbolic act that changed lives of many.

Scotland s Stone of Destiny

Scotland s Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 162 page
  • ISBN: 0752428489
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Scotland's Stone of Destiny is the most famous symbol of both Scottish nationhood and the British monarchy. This is the first full-length, fully researched and illustrated study of its history, mythology, and cultural significance. The author traces the origin, evolution, and function of myths surrounding the Stone, and the ancient prophecy that gives the Stone its name. The Stone's much-disputed authenticity is assessed, and its rich symbolism discussed.

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2012-05-03
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781781011010
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For centuries, caravans of camels have travelled Turkey’s Silk Roads piled high with exotic cargoes from India, Arabia and China. When a poor stonecutter called Salahaddin makes a miraculous find, he sets off on a perilous journey along the Silk Road to Istanbul and resorts to telling stories to stay alive. Brimming with scents, sounds and sinister merchants, this rich hoard of stories – including The Prince, the Nightingale and the Silent Princess, All for a Wrinkled Pomegranate, The Salt and The Golden Watermelons – is stylishly illustrated by Paul Hess and makes a sparkling introduction to a land still steeped in mystery.

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2019-10
  • Publisher: Four Treasures
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 300 page
  • ISBN: 1911279505
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Begin the journey; discover your destiny... Set against a backdrop of Scottish myths and legends, follow the epic quest by a changeling, a selkie and a prince to find an ancient and powerful object, and save the kingdom. Ailsa doesn't believe in faerie tales, only the monsters in them. But, with the mark on her face, most people consider her one of them - a changeling. Her secluded life shifts when she rescues two selkies from bloodthirsty raiders. Now she must act as their guard as they travel to the capital and then, with the help of the Prince of Eilanmor, journey north to find The Stone of Destiny - the only object protecting them all from the evil faerie queen. But all her life a malignant creature has stalked her through the forest.Can Ailsa find The Stone of Destiny before something wicked finds her?

Niall and the Stone of Destiny

Niall and the Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2016-09-09
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 56 page
  • ISBN: 1545026386
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Niall and the Stone of Destiny is the first fully-illustrated children's book about legendary Celtic High King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. Embark on an exciting journey, following Niall through his boyhood adventures and quest to become High King of Ireland. This well-researched historical fiction is designed to engage a younger generation of Niall's descendants in their Irish heritage and ancestry. Niall and the Stone of Destiny is a heroic tale with dozens of vivid-color, full-page illustrations. This story is sure to capture the interest and imagination of all readers, especially children ages 9 - 12. For more than 1,500 years the story of King Niall, also known as Niall of the Nine Hostages, was thought to be pure Celtic mythology. According to legend, Niall was born in the late fourth century AD and reigned as the High King of Ireland until sometime in the early fifth century. In 2006, an article was published by a research team from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics and the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Their research provided DNA evidence that a common lineage from the Irish Dynasty UI NEill, which translated literally means "descendants of Niall," did, in fact, originate sometime during the fifth Century AD. With this discovery, Niall is propelled from the annals of folklore into the books of Irish history and permanently carved into the trunk of many a family tree.

The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone


  • Release: 2013-06-02
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781782971535
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Constructed in 1297?1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone, which the king seized at Scone, following his victory over the Scots in 1296. For centuries, Scottish kings had been inaugurated on this symbolic ‘Stone of Scone’, to which a copious mythology had also become attached. Edward I presented the Chair, as a holy relic, to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey, and most English monarchs since the fourteenth century have been crowned in it, the last being HM Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. The Chair and the Stone have had eventful histories: in addition to physical alterations, they suffered abuse in the eighteenth century, suffragettes attached a bomb to them in 1914, they were hidden underground during the Second World War, and both were damaged by the gang that sacrilegiously broke into Westminster Abbey and stole the Stone in 1950. It was recovered and restored to the Chair, but since 1996 the Stone has been exhibited on loan in Edinburgh Castle. Now somewhat battered through age, the Chair was once highly ornate, being embellished with gilding, painting and coloured glass. Yet, despite its profound historical significance, until now it has never been the subject of detailed archaeological recording. Moreover, the remaining fragile decoration was in need of urgent conservation, which was carried out in 2010?12, accompanied by the first holistic study of the Chair and Stone. In 2013 the Chair was redisplayed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of HM The Queen. The latest investigations have revealed and documented the complex history of the Chair: it has been modified on several occasions, and the Stone has been reshaped and much altered since it left Scone. This volume assembles, for the first time, the complementary evidence derived from history, archaeology and conservatio

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2021-02-01
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781448304882
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A series of grisly deaths are linked to the sacred Stone of Scone in this compelling medieval mystery featuring friar-sleuth Brother Athelstan. "This abbey is a strange place, Brother Athelstan. A hall of ghosts, a place of flitting shadows. The dead throng here. I can hear them whispering as they ride the air." During the harsh winter of 1381 murder stalks the streets of London in all its grisly forms. The city's prostitutes are falling prey to a silent, deadly assassin known as The Flayer who carefully peels his victims' skins for his collection. At the same time, Westminster Abbey, which houses the sacred Stone of Scone, is plagued by a series of hideous poisonings. Could there be a connection between these brutally violent deaths and the stone, which the English crown cherishes as a symbol of its rule over Scotland? Then there are the two former Upright Men, leaders of the Great Revolt, who are found mysteriously hanged in the Piebald Tavern, close to Brother Athelstan's parish church of St Erconwald - and Athelstan is faced with his most baffling investigation to date. Can he navigate this deadly maze of murder and intrigue and pull the various threads together?