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      Black Rood - Rediscovering Scotland’s Anglo-Saxon Crown Jewel in Edinburgh


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      January 23, 2019

      Wednesday   5:30 PM

      57 George IV Bridge
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH1 1EW

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      Black Rood - Rediscovering Scotland’s Anglo-Saxon Crown Jewel

      The Black Rood of Scotland was a royal reliquary of the True Cross which once had the same status as the Stone of Destiny. Almost certainly the origin of the name Holyrood, the Black Rood was brought to Scotland in 1068 by St Margaret when she became queen to Malcolm III. It was captured alongside the Stone of Destiny by England’s Edward I and eventually presented to Durham Cathedral where it disappeared during the Reformation. In this talk, author David Willem tells the story of this now-almost-forgotten crown jewel and raises the intriguing possibility that it might still exist. [Image: Anglo-Saxon reliquary (unrelated to the Black Rood). Copyright: Victoria and Albert Museum]

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