On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950, four Scottish nationalists liberated the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey and returned it to Scotland. When the English were asked how they could allow such a thing to happen, they replied, “It’s a bloody 500 lb stone? It’s not like you could just pick it up and put it in your pocket, right? It took four drunken Scotsmen to carry it off.”
For three months Scotland Yard and the London police searched for the missing relic to no avail. The perpetrators/liberators took the Stone to the Church of Scotland and left it at the altar of the Arbroath Abbey on April 11, 1951, thinking the church wouldn’t inform the police. Unfortunately for the Scottish nationalists, the Church of Scotland wasn’t playing that game and immediately called the London police to come and get it. When the Scots complained to the Church priests, they got whacked across the knuckles with a stiff birch rod and were told that the English monarchy had been in possession of the Stone for over 750 years and to “Get Over It.”
It would’ve taken SIX of us, if we’d been sober.