The Sword in the Stone

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The sword in the stone of San Galgano at Montesiepi Chapel

The Sword in the Stone may refer to:



  • a weapon in the Arthurian legend which only the rightful king of Britain can pull from the stone; sometimes associated with Excalibur, see Excalibur#Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone. (Though in the original tale, the sword in the stone that Arthur pulls is not Excalibur.)
  • A medieval sword blade of Galgano Guidotti embedded in rock at the Montesiepi Chapel near the Abbey of San Galgano in Siena providence, Italy. (Chisdino).



  • The Sword in the Stone, a music composition for a 1939 six-part radio show composed by Benjamin Britten
  • "The Sword in the Stone", a song by Kayak on their 1981 studio album Merlin
  • "Sword and Stone", a song released by the German band Bonfire on their 1989 album Point Blank
  • "The Sword in the Stone", a song by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on the 2003 EP Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead


  • The Sword in the Stone, a play by Chinese-Canadian playwright Marty Chan

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