Coronation Chair

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King Edward’s Chair, sometimes known as St. Edward’s Chair or The Coronation Chair, is the throne on which the British monarch sits for the coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I to contain the coronation stone of Scotland — known as the Stone of Scone — which he had captured from the Scots who had kept it at Scone Abbey. The chair was named after England’s only canonized king, Edward the Confessor, and was kept in his shrine of St. Edward’s Chapel at Westminster Abbey.


Rev. C. Arthur Lane Illustrated Notes on English Church History (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1901)


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