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Visitors' Historic Britain

The Isle of Man: Stone Age to Swinging Sixties

Matthew Richardson

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Pen & Sword History
01 July 2020
The reader will perhaps be surprised to learn that the tiny Isle of Man, midway between the coasts of Lancashire and Northern Ireland, is one of the richest historic landscapes in Europe. Packed into its 225 square miles are dramatic stories of Bronze Age conflict, Viking warriors, Medieval kings, smugglers, maritime and railway history, wartime airfields and even a pirate radio station. Add to that the Island's unique motorsport heritage (on two, three and four wheels), and you have a combination unrivalled anywhere in the British Isles. Whatever your passion, or whichever historical period appeals to you, the Isle of Man will have something fascinating to offer. Packed with illustrations, and using first-hand accounts to enhance the narrative, this book takes the reader on a chronological journey through the island's history, before offering a series of guided tours which pick up the highlights of each district. From Bronze Age hill forts, to Medieval castles. From heritage railways, to historic quaysides. From award-winning museums, to country mansions, the Isle of Man has it all. Let this book be your guide to historic Britain's best-kept secret, as you explore a place untouched by the hectic pace of 21st century life, where heritage is, quite literally, to be found around every corner. AUTHOR: Matthew Richardson is curator of social history at Manx National Heritage. He has a long term interest in military history, and has published widely on the subject of the two world wars in particular. In recent years he has produced a number of acclaimed exhibitions covering the Isle of Man TT races, and continues to research and publish in this area also. 30 illustrations and maps
By:   Matthew Richardson
Imprint:   Pen & Sword History
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526720771
ISBN 10:   1526720779
Series:   Visitors' Historic Britain
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Matthew Richardson is curator of social history at Manx National Heritage. He has a long term interest in military history, and has published widely on the subject of the two world wars in particular. In recent years he has produced a number of acclaimed exhibitions covering the Isle of Man TT races, and continues to research and publish in this area also.

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