Sunday, December 1, 2013

The London Stone

The London Stone was a well known landmark in medieval England. The first known recorded mention of the Stone occurred around 1100. You will find it prominently mentioned other times as a destination or a prominent reference point in giving directions. Now…it is buried behind a crate in the front window of a store on Canon St. Nobody knows for certain what the significance of the stone is and why it rose to fame or how exactly it has succumbed to its current state. A relatively recent theory postulates that this is in fact the stone that Arthur pulled Excalibur from. Some traditions hold that if someone where to challenge the monarchy they would strike their swords against the stone. This act could be a symbolic nod to the notion of this stone once playing the primary role in defining the rightful king.


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