FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781849172752
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: April 11, 2019


The Honours of Scotland

Chris Tabraham

The Honours of Scotland: The Story of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny

The Honours of Scotland tells the turbulent story of the Honours – Scotland’s crown jewels – and the equally dramatic tale of the Stone of Destiny.

Over the centuries, Scotland’s monarchy experienced relentless conflict and shifts in power. But throughout all of the struggles, there remained one stalwart reminder of the authority of the monarchy: the Honours of Scotland. For centuries, these priceless objects were entangled in the intrigues of Scottish noble and royal families. Hidden, stolen, mended, remade – and now taking pride of place on display in Edinburgh Castle – their survival depended on the brave actions of many loyal Scots.

Existing at the crossroads of myth and tradition, ceremony and legitimacy, the Honours and the Stone of Destiny transcended the sway of individual kings and queens to become proud symbols of Scottish identity and power.

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