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Manx Museum to host 'In Search of the Sea Kings' lecture

Professor hopes to revive specific part of medieval history

A 'forgotten Manx medieval kingdom' will be unearthed next month.

Dr Andrew McDonald is set to give a lecture called 'in search of the sea kings', based on his new book, which looks at the late Norse kingdoms of Mann and the Isles in the period of the central Middle Ages, from 1066 to 1275.

The talk will be held at the Manx Museum's lecture theatre, from 7pm on Thursday 4 July.

Professor McDonald says "The Manx and Hebridean sea kings represent something like lost rulers of the medieval British Isles, but in their own day they were figures of considerable stature and importance."

"One of the most gratifying aspects of my research is attempting to redress the balance and restore them to a well-deserved place in medieval British history."

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