Holyrood Abbey was built in 1128 by King David I after an experience in 1127 during the Feast of the Cross, in which his horse was startled by a Hart. The King was thrown from his horse, and the Hart attacked. The king was saved when the Hart was startled and ran away by the apparition of a Cross that descended from the sky. Much of the Abbey was left in ruins after Reformation era vandalism. Holyrood Palace is the official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland.
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