The Mystic History of St Edward’s Sapphire – Royal Central

April 8, 2013

According to the Royal Central:

It is said that once when Edward was on his way to dedicate a chapel to St John the Evangelist he came across an old man begging on the side of the road. The king was moved by the sight, and because he did not have any coins on him he slid the sapphire ring from his finger and gave it to the old man, who afterwards disappeared from the scene.

The legend then says that years later some English pilgrims were travelling through the Holy Land when they got lost in a desert. Suddenly, through a dust storm, an old man appeared who led them to safety to the nearest town….

To read the entire article in the Royal Central, please click here.

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