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The students who stole the Stone of Destiny

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The Stone of Destiny will be used in the Coronation of King Charles at Westminster Abbey in May - but it has a long and controversial history.

When a passing policeman saw a couple in a passionate embrace in a car outside Westminster Abbey in the early hours of Christmas Day, he did not for a moment consider they might be in the midst of one of the most audacious heists in British history.

It was 1950, and the man in the car was Ian Hamilton - a 25-year-old Glasgow University student who was intent on making a massive statement about Scottish nationalism.

The Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone, was used in the coronation of Scottish kings for hundreds of years before it was looted during the Wars of Independence and taken to Westminster Abbey where it was lodged in King Edward's carved-oak coronation throne.


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