History, Archaeology and Conservation
Hardback 320pp Illustrated 274x215mm
9781782971528   Product Code: 22236
The Coronation Chair is one of the most precious objects in Westminster Abbey, a rare survivor from the Middle Ages, on which most English monarchs have been crowned. Incorporated in its seat is the symbolic block of sandstone seized at Scone in 1296 after Edward I's victory over the Scots. Both have suffered much over the past 700 years. This scholarly book presents the evidence from history, archaeology and conservation that explains the nature of this extraordinary object.