History of The Isle of Man

History Of The Isle Of Man

The Isle of Man became separated from Britain and Ireland by about 8000 BC. It appears that colonisation took place by sea sometime before 6500 BC. The island has been visited by various raiders and trading peoples over the years. After being settled by people from Ireland in the first millennium, the Isle of Man was converted to Christianity and then suffered raids by Vikings from Norway. After becoming subject to suzerainty to Norway as part of the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles, the Isle of Man later became a possession of the Scottish and then English crowns.

Since 1866, the Isle of Man has been a Crown Dependency and has democratic self-government.

Read more about History Of The Isle Of ManEarly Modern Period, Modern Period

Other articles related to "history of the isle of man, of the isle of man, isle of man, isles":

History Of The Isle Of Man - Modern Period - Greater Autonomy
... In 1986 Sir Miles Walker CBE became the first Chief Minister of the Isle of Man. 1973, control of the postal service passed from the UK General Post Office to the new Isle of Man Post, which began to issue its own postage stamps ...
Outline Of The Isle Of Man - History of The Isle of Man
... Main article History of the Isle of Man and Current events of the Isle of Man King of Mann and the Isles (1079–1164) Battle of the Isle of Man (1158) King of Mann (1164 - 1504) Lord of ...

Famous quotes containing the words history of, man, history and/or isle:

    Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    My title’s sealed. Those that for claps do write,
    Let pui’nies, porters’, players’ praise delight,
    And, till they burst, their backs like asses load:
    A man should seek great glory, and not broad.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    There is one great fact, characteristic of this our nineteenth century, a fact which no party dares deny. On the one hand, there have started into life industrial and scientific forces which no epoch of former human history had ever suspected. On the other hand, there exist symptoms of decay, far surpassing the horrors recorded of the latter times of the Roman empire. In our days everything seems pregnant with its contrary.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    It is so rare to meet with a man outdoors who cherishes a worthy thought in his mind, which is independent of the labor of his hands. Behind every man’s busy-ness there should be a level of undisturbed serenity and industry, as within the reef encircling a coral isle there is always an expanse of still water, where the depositions are going on which will finally raise it above the surface.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)