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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: Lia Fail - Stone of Destiny??
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 13:25:25 +1
> From: Angus Robinson <>
> To: "''" <>
> Cc: "''" <>
> Subject: Re: Lia Fail - Stone of Destiny??
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 18:35:49 -0500
> Here is a copy of the original message. I, also, have asked for the
> wee piece on the Stone of Destiny. Can anyone tell me if this is the
> same as the Stone of Scone? Angus Robinson
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 1997 8:03 PM
> Subject: Lia Fail - Stone of Destiny
> If anyone's interested in learning more about the Stone of Destiny,
> mail me for a copy of a wee piece I wrote on it.
> Beannachdan leibh
Its all the same bit of rock quarried out of the Perthshire Hillside
to be given to King Edward.
It sat under the English Coronation Chair for Centuries after Edward
(father of proud Edward of Flower of Scotland) stole it.
Then in the early 1950s a number of patriots decided to recover the
stolen property. They took it one Christmas day.
The English were appalled There is a lovely song about the Dean o
Westminster and his wee bit a stane.
Eventually a stone was left in Arbroath Abbey. The question is
whether it was the real stone.
It Got broken during the removal - that is incontrovertible. It was
repaired. The chipping of it from during that repair was decidedly
red, just like Perthshire Sandstone. Two copies were made.
In 1997, a discredited Tory Secretary of State decided to try and
save his party by bringing the wee stane back to Scotland.
By then people were wanting the substance not the symbol, and the
installation of the Stone was met with derision, as a Bony Prince
Charlie shortbread and tartan extravaganza was laid on.
The people of Scotland demonstrated their feelings. There are now no
tory MPs in Scotland.
The Real Stone, if it was ever in Scotland, if it ever left
Palestine, for remember there are lots of fake relics from all times
was probably lost at the time of the invasion by Edward.
There is also a constant story that it was not the real one which
was handed back in 1952. Earlier travellers describe it as having
carvings. There is a stone in Iona which it is claimed was St
Columba's pillow which is our friend the stone. I can just see Jacob
picking up a 300 lb piece of rock as his pillow. I can see him taking
it on with him as he fled from Esau. Perhaps right story - wrong bit
of rock. You can keep your stone, we want our oil back Edward
St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church Dalkeith, Midlothian Scotland
Visit our Web site http://www.btinternet.com/~stnicholas.buccleuch/index.ht
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