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Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

History, Archaeology and Conservation
by Warwick Rodwell
Oxbow Books

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 304 pp.
Size: 9.00 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781782971528
TB Code: 1809057
Availability: 244 in stock

This volume assembles, for the first time, the complementary evidence derived from history, archaeology and conservation, and presents a factual account of the Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, not as separate artefacts, but as the entity that they have been for seven centuries. Their combined significance to the British Monarchy and State- and to the history and archaeology of the English and Scottish nations - is greater than the sum of their parts. Also published here for the first time is the second Coronation Chair, made for Queen Mary II in 1689. Finally, accounts are given of the various full-size replica chairs in Britain and Canada, along with a selection of the many models in metal and ceramic which have been made during the last two centuries. Professor Warwick Rodwell, OBE, is Consultant Archaeologist to Westminster Abbey.