The Manx Political System - The House of Keys Speaker’s Robes: Manx government in 1866
This short film, presented by the Honourable Steve Rodan, Speaker of the House of Keys, the elected representatives of the Isle of Man, looks at the black and gold robes originally presented to the Isle of Man by the English parliament in 1966 to commemorate a hundred years of democratic elections in the Isle of Man.
In 2016 the Island is celebrates the 150th anniversary of that momentous occasion and Mr Speaker recalls some of the turbulent history behind the Island's move to democratic elections.
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