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Conclusions

Introduction
Chapter 1 – Events Leading up to the Theft
Chapter 2 – The Legend: From Bethel to Scone
Chapter 3 – A Potted Pre-History of Scotland
Chapter 4 – The Coming of the Patron Saint
Chapter 5 – St Fillan & Bannockburn
Chapter 6 – The Stone of Destiny?
Chapter 7 – Finding the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
Chapter 8 – Destiny in the 21st Century
Conclusions 

Throughout this book, we have seen how history can become confused with the passing of time, but that once an idea is established, even if it is based on extremely shaky foundations, it will find its followers who will be adamant that they know and follow it as ‘the truth’. This just seems to be a judgemental flaw that we humans have, and have always had – and yet sadly we are still to learn that truth evolves in line with the political motives of the day.

When the Stone of Destiny was stolen by King Edward I in 1296, what he took and what he was after are potentially two very different things. It could be that the stone was not a stone at all, perhaps it was one of the relics of St Fillan, or perhaps it was a throne, or king’s seat, which is neither of these things. Maybe the real stone is still hidden somewhere in Scotland, waiting to be found, or maybe it really is in Edinburgh Castle? Simply put, no one can ever be sure.

Regardless, in the 13th century the Scots needed to get closer to the Church of Rome and so were quite happy to distance themselves from the traditions of the original Scottish/Celtic Church and the pagan connotations that a coronation on a stone suggested. It was not until 1327 that English chroniclers first recorded the Jacob’s Pillow legend, and therefore it is unlikely that the legend was in existence before this date, as something of that magnitude would be celebrated in every relevant document from the time, especially from Scotland. It is possible that the creation of the legend was to further the cause of King Edward III of England and his, or perhaps that should be his mother’s, ambition to be the most powerful king in Europe.

The real truth is that every aspect of the legend of the Stone of Destiny is open to conjecture. However, one thing is for certain – the stone that now resides in Edinburgh castle is a stone. It is millions of years old and will continue to play its part in the history of the future. The part that it plays will be determined by those who stand to gain by promoting the traditional version of events, rather than accepting that history might have been tailored to the political needs of the past. However, we would argue that some traditions deserve to be consigned to the history books before their meaningless propaganda is used in the next wave of warfare by those fighting for an unstoppable war – that of God’s favour.


 

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Introduction
Chapter 1 – Events Leading up to the Theft
Chapter 2 – The Legend: From Bethel to Scone
Chapter 3 – A Potted Pre-History of Scotland
Chapter 4 – The Coming of the Patron Saint
Chapter 5 – St Fillan & Bannockburn
Chapter 6 – The Stone of Destiny?
Chapter 7 – Finding the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
Chapter 8 – Destiny in the 21st Century
Conclusions 

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