A Mighty Fleet and the King’s Power
The Isle of Man, AD 400 to 1265
Imprint: John Donald
240 Pages, 6.15 x 9.2 in, 8pp b/w plates
- June 2023
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
This book explores the first part of that turbulent era, tracing the story of the Isle of Man from the fifth to the thirteenth centuries. It looks at the ways in which various peoples – Britons, Scots, Irish, English and Scandinavians – influenced events in Man over a period of more than 800 years. A large portion of the book is concerned with the Vikings, a group whose legacy – in place names, old burial mounds and finely carved stones – is such a vivid element in the Manx landscape today.
"[An] accessible and well written account of over eight centuries of the island's history that also appears to be superbly researched." ~Ken Lussey, Undiscovered Scotland
an easy-to-read account, clearly set out, enabling the reader to dip in and out of the narrative' ~Allison Fox, Current Archaeology