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The Stanleys of Derby on the English Renaissance stage

in June, 1565 and there were two Englishmen with the force. One of them, Sir Edward Stanley, is almost certainly identifiable as the uncle of Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange – by whose acting company The Jew of Malta was performed. This Sir Edward Stanley had been implicated in a plot in 1571 to rescue Mary, Queen of Scots, and take her to the Isle of Man and was ‘listed

in Shakespeare’s histories and counter-histories
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The respectable face of troublemaking

Book 1934 (London, 1934), 50. Headway, November 1936, 220. Christian Birebent, Militants de la Paix et de la SDN (Paris, 2007). 87% of membership subscriptions in 1931 were collected in England; 7.8% were collected in Scotland, 3.6% in Wales, 1.4% in the Universities, 0.3% in Northern Ireland and 0.2% in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Based on Census data for 1931, this meant that England was over-represented. In that year, approximately 81% of the population lived in England, 11% in Scotland, 5% in Wales and 3% in Northern Ireland. The LNU’s annual report for

in The British people and the League of Nations

goods in the same way as the earl of Arundel had done. Then the king ordered him to be taken to the Tower of London, and from there to the Isle of Man, where he was to be imprisoned for life in the castle, in the custody of Lord William le Scrope, who was keeper of the island. He was given one month by the king to get himself to the castle. The king also gave him and his wife an

in Chronicles of the Revolution, 1397–1400
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to see another cousin. The handwriting is beautiful, and the thoughts of a young visitor to Europe just over a hundred years ago never less than fascinating to read. In particular, it seemed important for once to be somehow in touch with my mother’s family history. For a number of years it had been my father’s life, in Germany in the 1930s and as a refugee in England, interned for a year in the Isle of Man, which had preoccupied me. On my mother’s side, the dramas of persecution and flight were less immediate, a prehistory to her own life and experience. Even her

in Austerity baby
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5 The discontinuity Continuity? The Isle of Man and West Sussex stories were minuscule pieces of the intricate jigsaw puzzle of international migration that stretched across centuries and continents. The Manx and Sussex people who left Britain in the 1820s had particular local reasons and special circumstances, often deeply personal states of mind. They are frequently fascinating individual narratives. Yet these emigrants were not unique, and their similarities with people on the move from the rest of the British Isles, perhaps from Europe in general, is

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of Chester, created a powerful affinity among the Cheshire gentry. The Cheshire connection showed conspicuous loyalty to Richard. A number of Cheshire gentry made brilliant careers in Richard’s service, including Sir John Stanley, whose descendants entered the peerage and who himself became king: albeit of the Isle of Man. Sir John was granted the lordship of Man by Henry IV, and the culmination of

in Gentry culture in late-medieval England
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insurance companies registered in a friendly tax haven (Haufler 1997a:  103; Haufler 1997b). Since about the mid-1970s, new competition in the tax haven game has come from various places, mostly in Europe. Some, like the Channel Finance and crime 133 Islands, the Isle of Man, Monaco, Andorra or Liechtenstein, were the result of historical accident. But others have been deliberately developed by governments. Three new tax havens  – Malta, Gibraltar and Cyprus – are all former British naval and air bases which once provided necessary services to the Royal Navy. As times

in Mad Money
The clergy of the later Stuart Church

bargaining around the edges of widely acknowledged obligations. 39 The broader picture of business within the church courts is also more mixed than has so far been suggested. 40 Undue weight should probably not be placed on the striking survival of stern penalties meted out by the abnormally active courts on the Isle of Man, where as late as 1715 a female prostitute was sentenced ‘to be dragged from a boat on such a day as the vicar will

in The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714

those whose children he had just threatened.115 Nevertheless, John de Courcy remained defiant. Hugh de Lacy once again marched against Ulster, and this time took Courcy prisoner.116 The annals of Loch Cé claim that he was released after having taken vows to go to Jerusalem, but if this is true then he reneged on his promise and instead made his way to Tír Eógain, though the Manx chronicle claims that he fled to his brother-­in-­law on the Isle of Man.117 Another safe-­conduct was issued on 21 October 1204, to no avail.118 The situation is confused, but John de Courcy

in Lordship in four realms
The Druids and the origins of ancient virtue

Highlands of Scotland, comprehending the Hebridae, Hebrides, or Western Isles, among which the Isle of Man’.28 Throughout the work Toland carefully Latinised all of the references to Irish names in the main body of the text to emphasise that the figures were of equal value to those of more mainstream classical tradition. Central to Toland’s argument for the persistence of Druidical institutions in the Northern Isles was his display of the physical antiquities in the second letter. While the fragments of textual evidence might be thought of as fragile authorities, the

in Republican learning