Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Isle of Man's Sword of State

The Sword of State is hugely important to the Isle of Man, it is a symbol that Tynwald is the oldest continuous parliament in the World.

It depicts the Manx national symbol, the three legs of Man and despite various upgrades over the centuries, probably has its origins in the 1400s.

The sword is one of the earliest objects to associate the symbol of the three legs with the Isle of Man.

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