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. ^ Boece of Dundee, Hector (1575). The History of the Scots from Their First Origin. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  2. ^ Skene, William F. (7 June 1869). The Coronation Stone. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas. p. 14. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  3. ^ Cowing, Emma (19 December 2010). "Stone of Destiny 'from Ayrshire, not Perthshire'". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 2014-09-02.