Cross Purposes – An Introduction to Mediaeval Manx Crosses
For centuries the Manx stone crosses stood majestically braving the weather and changing fashions. Often they were the most striking man-made features in the Manx landscape.
Today most of the old crosses have been given sheltered accommodation in their old age. Yet they still have stories to tell, these Christian symbols which carry the sagas and language of pagan Viking invaders. But who raised them and why? How were they carved? Where did the stone come from? What do they mean? Do other Celtic nations have similar memorials?
This book explores the stories behind these enigmas of the Manx landscape.