Robert the Bruce was crowned at Scone - On this day in history


25 March 2020
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On 25 March 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone.

Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone on 25 March 1306 in front of an assembly which included the bishops of Moray and Glasgow and the earls of Atholl, Menteith, Lennox and Mar. 

Bruce was crowned by Bishop William de Lamberton in front of the banner of the kings of Scotland, wearing royal robes which had been hidden from the English.

Detailed virtual images of Robert the Bruce, created by scientists and historians in 2016:

Further reading

King and Outlaw: The Real Robert the Bruce by Dr Chris Brown

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