Kingston Upon Thames: The King’s Coronation Stone (29.6.2017)

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In the 10th century CE – Kingston Upon Thames was the place for Anglo-Saxon Kings to be crowned. At least seven were crowned on this stone which used to reside in a local church – but which is now situated outside Kingston’s Guildhall.

King Edward the Elder – 900

King Athelstan – 925

King Edmund – 940

King Edred – 946

King Edwy – 956

King Edward the Martyr – 975

Ethelred the Unready – 979

King Athelstan is particularly famous for marching out of his country of ‘Mercia’ and successfully invading and defeating all the different ‘countries’ that existed in the British Isles (including Scotland, Wales, Northumbria, Danelaw, Wessex and Cornwall) – making him the first King of a ‘United Kingdom’.

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King Edward the Elder – 900

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King Athelstan – 925

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King Edmund – 940

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King Edred – 946

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King Edwy – 956

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King Edward the Martyr – 975

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Ethelred the Unready – 979

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