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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.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cornette
Corngrate
Cornish Hug
Cornish Language
Cornish Names
Cornish Wonder (The)
Cornubian Shore (The)
Cornu-copia
Cornwall
Coronach
Coronation Chair
Coroner
Coronet
Coronis
Corporal Violet
Corporation
Corps de Garde (French)
Corps Diplomatique (French)
Corps Legislatif (French)
Corpse Candle
Corpus Christi [body of Christ]

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Jacob’s Stone
Lia-fail (of Ireland)

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Coronation Chair