The Isle of Man ( /ˈmæn/; Manx: Ellan Vannin, pronounced ), otherwise known simply as Mann (Manx: Mannin, ), is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland within the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is represented by a Lieutenant Governor, but its foreign relations and defence are the responsibility of the British Government. Although the United Kingdom does not usually intervene in the island's domestic matters, its "good government" is ultimately the responsibility of the Crown (that is, in practice, the Government of the United Kingdom).
The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. As one of the six Celtic nations, Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, gradually emerged. In 627, Edwin of Northumbria conquered the Isle of Man along with most of Mercia. In the 9th century, the Norse began to settle there. The Norse of "Scandinavian Scotland" then established the Kingdom of the Isles. The King's title would then carry the suffix, "and the Isles." Magnus III, the King of Norway, was also known as "King of Man and the Isles" as part of the Hebrides civilization between 1099 and 1103. A Norse-Gaelic culture arose and the island came under Norse control. In 1266, the island became part of Scotland, as formalised by the Treaty of Perth. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal lordship of the English Crown in 1399. The lordship revested into the British Crown in 1764, but the island never became part of the kingdom of Great Britain or its successor the United Kingdom, retaining its status as an internally self-governing Crown dependency.
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... are two domestic animals specifically connected to the Isle of Man, though they are also found elsewhere ... The cats have been used as a symbol of the Isle of Man on coins and stamps and at one time the Manx government operated a breeding centre to ensure the continuation of the breed ...
... Tynwald, St John's 54°12′10″N 4°38′29″W / 54.202657°N 4.641350°W / 54.202657 -4.641350 (Tynwald) ... This stepped structure is probably of great antiquity" and is nowadays thought originally to have been a burial mound of the Bronze Age ...
... Although the Isle of Man is not in the United Kingdom politically, it is ecclesiastically ... The Anglican Diocese of Sodor and Man is in the Province of York and in the Roman Catholic church, it is in the Archdiocese of Liverpool ... Peel St Germans' Cathedral, Peel Castle 447–1882 Ruin on St Patrick’s Isle, replaced by parish church 54°13′35.22″N 4°41′56.76″W / 54.2264500°N 4.6991000°W / 54.2264500 -4.6991000 ...
... The majority of placenames on the Isle of Man (a Crown Dependency) are Manx or anglicized Manx ... For examples, see List of places in the Isle of Man ...
Famous quotes containing the words man and/or isle:
“If a man liked his eggs half-boiled, she would bear it in her mind for ever. She would know the proper day for making this marmalade and that preserve; and she would never lose her good looks for a moment when she was doing these things. With her little dusting-brush at her girdle, no eyes that knew anything, would ever take her for aught but a lady.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
“She carries in the dishes,
And lays them in a row.
To an isle in the water
With her would I go.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)