The Stone of Destiny is surrounded by myth and legend and is an integral part of Scottish history. It’s is first mention is in Genesis. Jacob sleeps with his head upon a stone, dreaming of a staircase to heaven. God tells him to build a place of worship using the stone as the foundation. Later, this same stone was taken from the Holyland via Spain to Ireland, where St. Columba then took it to Iona. It was used in the ceremony of crowning the kings of Scotland until the Viking raids lead to the Stone being taken to Scone Abbey, Perthshre for safe-keeping. It remained there until the English king, Edward I, removed it to Westminster Abbey in 1296. For seven centuries it was used in coronation ceremonies, with Elizabeth II being the last monarch to be crowned on the Stone on June 2nd 1953. Eventually the Stone was returned to Scotland on 15th November 1996. It is housed with the Scottish Honours (crown jewels) in Edinburgh Castle. The Honours on the sampler are taken from the Scottish crown.
|Ability Level||2 – Sew Easy|
|Finished Size||30cm x 25cm (12” x 10”)|