St. Edwards Chair  --  The coronation throne of all English monarchs spanning the last 800 years.

King Edward's Chair, where English monarchs have been crowned for over 1000 years. Note the Stone of Scone is NOT in the empty place right under the seat.

King Edward's Chair , the throne on which English and British sovereigns have been seated at the moment of coronation, is housed within the abbey and has been used at every coronation since 1308. From 1301 to 1996 (except for a short time in 1950 when it was temporarily stolen by Scottish nationalists), the chair also housed the Stone of Scone upon which the kings of Scots are crowned. The Stone is now kept in  Scotland, in Edinburgh Castle.  Westminster Abbey - Wikipedia, the free…

On the June our Queen, Elizabeth II, was crowned with great solemnity and ceremony in Westminster Abbey whilst seated in the ancient Coronation Chair (King Edward’s Chair).

Coronation Chair of Edward I - 1308 - Westminster Abbey

King Edward's Chair is the throne used for the monarch's coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I built to contain the coronation stone of Scotland (the Stone of Scone) which he had captured from the Scots who had kept it at Scone Abbey.

Elizabeth I burial is in Westminster Abbey, her sister Mary is buried beneath her in this tomb.

Elizabeth I burial is in Westminster Abbey, her sister Mary is buried beneath her in this tomb - ironic that they should be buried together as it were. Westminster Abbey = one of my favourite places to visit in London.

Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York  Parents of King Henry VIII  in Westminster Abbey

The joint tomb of the founders of the Tudor dynasty: Henry VII & Elizabeth of York Tomb.

Entry to the 'secret' Henry V's chapel in Westminster Abbey is gained via uneven spiral steps, worn down from centuries of use. The chapel is not usually open to the public because of its access issues.

Henry V 'secret' chapel opened

Stone turret, housing staircase to the king's chapel, Westminister Abbey - Henry V 'secret' chapel opened for Agincourt anniversary

Queen Victoria - May 24, 1819  London. Died Jan. 22, 1901    English Monarch. Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and (from 1876) Empress of India. One of the most famous rulers in English history, she was born in London at Kensington Palace in May of 1819.

resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert- Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore Windsor Berkshire, England Plot: Frogmore Mausoleum. Renaissance Revival in the style of Raphael is the final resting place of Victoria and her consort.

The Stone of Scone, also known as the Coronation Stone or the Stone of Destiny, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

The Stone of Scone, AKA Coronation Stone/ Stone of Destiny,a mystical piece, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

The Crowning Chair in Westminster Abbey, every British King or Queen has been crowned in this chair since 1308

King Edward's Crowning Chair in Westminster Abbey, every British King or Queen has been crowned in this chair since It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I built to contain the coronation stone of Scotland (the Stone of Scone).

The Coronation Throne and the Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny, full interesting history here

The theft of the Stone of Scone

The Coronation Stone or Stone of Scone is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken prior to when the Stone of Scone was still there.

Full shot of the Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, Westminster Abbey

Full shot of the Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, Westminster Abbey Would like to see this someday with my sister. We're great fans of Queen Elizabeth I.

Queen Elizabeth's tomb in Westminster Abbey.  Around the top of the elaborate tomb is the coat of arms of her royal family [King Henry VIII'...

Queen Elizabeth& tomb in Westminster Abbey. Around the top of the elaborate tomb is the coat of arms of her royal family [King Henry VIII&

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