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Life & Death of Cormac the Skald

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FREE DOWNLOAD: The life and death of Cormac the Skald, being the Icelandic Kormáks-saga (1902). Kormáks saga is one of the Icelanders’ sagas. It tells of the 10th century Icelandic poet, Kormákr Ögmundarson and Steingerðr, the love of his life.

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Hillberry (Cronk y Berry)

I was born in 1908 at Hillberry in Onchan. My father worked on the farm at Ballakaighen for Mr Caesar Kaighen, there were nine children and I was the fourth born. I was christened at Hillberry Methodist Chapel where my

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Daniel Radcliffe Clarke – The Bonesetter

Born in 1841, Daniel Clarke came off old Manx stock, and his family history has many features of interest. As far back as 1515 his ancestors were proprietors of the West Nappin, Jurby. The right of primogeniture, whatever its defects

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Some Early Manx Doctors

On the whole, the countryside saw very little of doctors. Malew had no physician in 1665 though so close to the Manx capital, and spokesmen for Arbory in that year declared, “Concerning the practice of physic or chirurgery (surgery) or

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