The Honours of Scotland – The Scottish Crown Jewels

The Honours of Scotland are the oldest regalia in the British Isles.

The crown, the sword and sceptre date from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, during the reigns of James IV and James V, the grandfather and father of Mary Queen of Scots.

The Honours of Scotland were first used together for the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots in 1543 and are now on permanent public display at Edinburgh Castle.





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