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Watchful Warriors on Viking-Age Sculpture

Watchful Warriors on Viking-Age Sculpture Lecture by Howard Williams Given at the University College Isle of Man on December 14, 2016 Almost every book about the Vikings includes photographs of warriors found on early medieval carved stones from Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man. How do we interpret these images? Why were figures with […]

Understanding Castle Rushen

Castle Rushen has been at the heart of Manx history, politics and life for over 800 years and has changed radically over time as its purpose and context has altered. It is surely the most important structure on the Island.

Exploring Legal Multiculturalism in the Irish Sea

This thesis explores the relationship between proto-democracy, multiculturalism, and state formation. In the introduction, I express the desire to ascertain how legal multiculturalism on the Isle of Man could be viewed as a product of the shared protodemocratic character of the Irish and the Norse legal traditions.

Scotland and the Isle of Man, c.1400-1625

Although Scottish during much of the medieval era, the Isle of Man was under British control during the late medieval and early modern historical period.

Searching for the Vikings on the Isle of Man

The Vikings were not just the wanton marauders of popular portrayal, says a Longwood University medieval scholar who recently conducted archaeological research on the Isle of Man.

The break up of the kingdom of the Isles

For the history of the Isles in the 12th and 13th centuries historians are very dependent on the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles, written from a Manx perspective, perhaps mostly in 1257.

Scandinavians and settlement in the eastern Irish sea region during the Viking age

Scandinavians and settlement in the eastern Irish sea region during the Viking age By Russell Goodrich PhD Dissertation, University of Missouri, 2010 Abstract: The Viking Age in England has long been a source of intellectual curiosity that has often been shrouded in obscurity. Although it is a known fact that the Viking Age (ca. 800-1100) […]

Eleven years of archaeological research at Rushen Abbey, 1998 to 2008

Eleven years of archaeological research at Rushen Abbey, 1998 to 2008 Davey, Peter J.. Monastic Research Bulletin vol. 14 (2008) Abstract Man lies in the northern Irish Sea almost equidistant from Cumbria, Galloway and Ulster and only slightly further from Anglesey in North Wales. In the early Middle Ages it had developed an almost legendary […]

Scotland and the Isle of Man, c.1400-1625 : noble power and royal presumption in the Northern Irish Sea province

Although Scottish during much of the medieval era, the Isle of Man was under British control during the late medieval and early modern historical period.

A Metalworking Site at Kiondroghad, Kirk Andreas, Isle of Man

A Metalworking Site at Kiondroghad, Kirk Andreas, Isle of Man Gelling, P.S. (University of Birmingham) Medieval Archaeology, Vol.13 (1969) Abstract The parish of Kirk Andreas occupies the central portion of the northern plain of the Isle of Man (FIG. 26). Its western boundary, which is part of the western boundary of the sheading of Ayre, follows […]

Isle of Man hosts Festival of Archaeology

The Isle of Man will be celebrating all things archaeological from July 17th to August 1st. The celebrations are to coincide with the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of British Archaeology, and will be the first time the Island has run its own Festival of Archaeology. Manx National Heritage in association with other organisations has […]

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