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09 January 2013 @ 03:01 pm
The forgotten kingdom of Mann  
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The Forgotten Kingdom? The Kingdom of Man and the Isles 1000-1300 AD

–10/11/2012 – 9/3/2013
–Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
–Manx Museum
–FREE - donations welcome

A world class exhibition featuring the Lewis Chessme and the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles.

Exploring the story of a time when the Isle of Man was the seat of power in a dominant sea kingdom that reached from the Irish Sea to the North Atlantic Ocean. Six pieces from the iconic collection of the ‘Lewis Chessmen’ on loan from the British Museum will illustrate the stories told in the exhibition alongside the earliest and most important manuscript from the Isle of Man – ‘The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles’ on loan from the British Library. Written at Rushen Abbey in the 1200s, it records the tales of warrior kings, fierce battles and brutal revenge in the fight for control of the kingdom that was at the heart of the British Isles.