Evonium

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Evonium is a purported lost city in Scotland first described by Hector Boece in his 16th-century Scotorum Historiae. According to Boece, it hosted the coronation of forty kings and was located in the Lochaber area.[1] Boece's translator John Bellenden substituted Dunstaffnage for Evonium which led to the belief that the Stone of Scone was once kept at Dunstaffnage Castle.[2]

Writer A. J. Morton has suggested that if Evonium actually existed it could have been located at Irvine, Ayrshire[dubious ], known historically as Erewyn, Ervin or Erevine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/boece/fronteng.html
  2. ^ The Coronation Stone by William F. Skene 1869 p14 http://archive.org/stream/coronationstone00unkngoog#page/n29/mode/2up
  3. ^ Cowing, Emma (19 December 2010). "Stone of Destiny 'from Ayrshire, not Perthshire'". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 19 December 2010.