Andrew McDonald, Professor of Medieval History at Brock University in Ontario, Canada travels to the Isle of Man this week to present the second lecture in ‘The Forgotten Kingdom?’ lecture series. Professor McDonald will present ‘The Manx Sea Kings and the Western Oceans: The late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantic context 1079 – 1265’ on Friday 7th December at the Manx Museum.
Medieval Manx connections were not limited to the surrounding lands of the Irish Sea basin. The lecture will investigate the extent to which the Isle of Man was connected to the broader Norse Atlantic world by means of the highway of the western seaways; it will concentrate upon the most far-flung of the contacts, particularly Norway, Orkney, Shetland, and Iceland.
Professor McDonald is one of the world’s leading experts on this period and has authored ‘Manx Kingship in its Irish Sea setting, 1187-1229: King Rognvaldr and the Crovan Dynasty’, in addition to many other publications on Hebridean and Manx History.
Tickets for the lecture are £10 adult, £5 to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage and children and students up to 18 years. Due to the popularity of the subjects of the lectures this season, visitors are advised to book in advance, tickets are available at the Manx Museum Shop and online.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, but also that evening, visitors have the opportunity to soak up the magic of the festive season at the Manx Museum Gallery Shop at our special late night opening. The shop will be open after hours from 5pm to 7.30pm.