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In 1296 King Edward I of England invaded Scotland. During this campaign he removed the Stone of Destiny (a.k.a. The Stone of Scone) bringing it back to England. This stone which had been used for centuries during the inauguration ceremonies of medieval Scottish Kings, symbolised Scotland’s domination by her southern neighbour. That was until Christmas 1950 when three students and a teacher attempted to take the stone back north of the border. Hear the full story of a heist that dominated the headlines around the world. You can download and listen to the show here.
Stealing the Stone of Destiny

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