The History of Leith

November 15, 2007

Cardinal and First Minister celebrate 500th anniversary of the Sword of State

Scotland should never hide its treasures again, First Minister Alex Salmond said today on the 500th anniversary of the Sword of State for Scotland.

The sword was presented to King James IV in 1507 as a gift from Pope Julius II, and is one of the three elements of the Honours of Scotland, Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The other elements are the Crown and the sceptre. for more click here

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