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Cross 138, Old Kirk Braddan

by Bernadette Weyde
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Cross no. 138 at Old Kirk Braddan on the Isle of Man. A fragment of a cross having a design of two diagonal rings interlaced, decorated with notches and flourishes and pellets. The inscription reads:

BUT HROSS-KETILL BETRAYED IN A TRUCE HIS OWN OATH FELLOW…

The importance of truce making is seen in the forms and ceremonies under the Old Icelandic constitution, the breach of it being punished by outlawry.


(photograph by Bernadette Weyde)

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