Stone of Scone Timeline

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  • 700 BCE
    According to one legend, the Stone of Scone is brought from Egypt to Ireland via Spain.
  • c. 500 CE
    According to one legend, the Irish ruler Fergus Mor brings the Stone of Scone to Scotland.
  • c. 843 CE
    Kenneth MacAlpin moves the Stone of Destiny to Scone, hence its other name, the Stone of Scone.
  • c. 1115 CE
    Alexander I of Scotland establishes Scone Priory.
  • 30 Nov 1292 CE
    The coronation of John Balliol, King of Scotland. He is the last medieval king to be inaugurated with the Stone of Scone a part of the ceremony.
  • 27 Apr 1296 CE
    John Balliol, king of Scotland, surrenders to an English army after defeat at the Battle of Dunbar. Edward I of England removes the Stone of Scone to Westminster Abbey.
  • 25 Mar 1306 CE
    Robert the Bruce is crowned king of Scotland at Scone Abbey. He is the first king not to have the Stone of Scone present at his inauguration.