William the Lion was crowned - On this day in Scottish history


24 December 2019
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William I, known as William the Lion, was crowned at Scone on 24 December 1165. ...

William I, known as William the Lion, was crowned at Scone on 24 December 1165.

William inherited the throne following the death of his older brother, King Malcolm IV just two weeks earlier. William reigned longer than any other Scottish monarch (1165-1214) with the exception of King James VI.

The name William the Lion was given to King William after his own lifetime and referred to the red lion which was attached to his standard and became part of the Royal Standard of Scotland. William died in Stirling on 4 December 1214 at the age of 71 and is buried at Arbroath Abbey.

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