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Coronation Chair

consists of a stone so enclosed as to form a chair.

It was probably the stone on which the kings of Ireland were inaugurated on the hill of Tara. It was removed by Fergus, son of Eric, to Argyleshire, and thence by King Kenneth (in the ninth century) to Scone, where it was enclosed in a wooden chair. Edward I. transferred it to Westminster.

The monkish legend says that it was the very stone which formed “Jacob's pillow.” The tradition is, “Wherever this stone is found, there will reign some of the Scotch race of kings.” (See Scone.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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