Coronation Chair (LOC)

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Where: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Coronation Chair

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2228-7


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 01/Feb/2008 02:44:06

    Is that a stone under the seat?

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    • 02/Feb/2008 05:02:02

    This is amazing: King Edward's Chair, sometimes known as St Edward's Chair or The Coronation Chair, is the throne on which the British monarch sits for the coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I to contain the coronation stone of Scotland — known as the Stone of Scone — which he had captured from the Scots who had kept it at Scone Abbey. The chair was named after England's only canonized king, Edward the Confessor, and was kept in his shrine of St Edward's Chapel at Westminster Abbey. This article can be found at:'s_Chair

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    • 17/Apr/2008 05:45:14

    Yes, amazing. Nowadays, the Stone of Scone is no longer there, having been repatriated to Scotland: The rest of the chair can be seen in Westminster Abbey, and will surely feature during the next Coronation.

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    • 18/Oct/2008 22:29:06

    Returned to Scotland in 1996. And if you think it will be returned to England for the next Coronation ... hmm...

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    • 20/Oct/2008 02:27:38

    Nah, I didn't mean the Stone of Scone, I meant that the chair will be used for the Coronation.

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    • 28/Oct/2008 10:22:52

    Wow, how evil looking!!

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    • 30/Nov/2008 23:00:02

    More about the stone. Ian Hamilton QC has written a book about the removal of the stone in the 1950s, there's a film about it as well.

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    Mando Maniac

    • 03/Jul/2009 14:40:38

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ANYTHING GOES SCOTLAND,VINTAGE PHOTOS,POSTCARDS,EPHEMERAetc..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Mando Maniac

    • 03/Jul/2009 14:40:50

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ANYTHING GOES ENGLAND,VINTAGE PHOTOS,POSTCARDS,EPHEMERAetc..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 23/Jul/2009 12:32:12

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Anglican, and we'd love to have this added to the group! -- Found in a search. (?²ˣ)

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    • 14/Aug/2018 08:20:58

    Technically, the Coronation Chair is not a throne.

4 years ago a contributor from Baulkham Hills, Australia suggested this image location is 51.4994, -0.1274