“So I asked the Manx Museum if they would allow me to give my rescheduled talk about Illiam Dhone for no fee, and without charging for it, in the hopes that those who attend would generously make a donation to be presented to the agricultural benevolent fund. They kindly agreed. Now it’s up to the rest of us.”
Since his execution at Hango Hill on January 2 1663, Illiam Dhone has become a legendary political figure, his name often equated with rebellion, Manx independence and revolution. But he remains an elusive and controversial character, remembered also for his ambition, nepotism and his ruthlessness, even toward former allies.
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