Black Rood of Scotland

The “piece of the true cross” or rood, set in an ebony crucifix, which Margaret, the wife of King Malcolm, left at death to the Scottish nation. It passed into various hands, but was lost at the Reformation.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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