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  • Manx National Heritage Essay

    nothing to truly entice visitors. The true history of ‘Fort Island,’ as it is more commonly known, is not discussed anywhere on the MNH website. The fact that Henry VIII originally built the fort is not mentioned, and the significance of its restoration in 1645 is entirely glossed over. A strategic defensive position on the island, the Fort was built to defend Derbyhaven and Castletown Harbour against Parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War. The MNH website makes no mention of this, presenting a selective view of Manx history and heritage. This gives rise to doubt when considering the agenda of the website. It advertises some attractions to a greater extent than others, primarily due to tourist interest. The location of Fort Island may also be a reason for the lack of detail - it is secluded from most other attractions and instead of being equipped with a cafe or other-such facility, like many MNH sites, St. Michael’s Isle is home only to the chapel and fort that the website mentions. The website makes use of the Manx language when discussing Castle Rushen. “Balley Cashtal” is the Manx for ‘Castletown’ and MNH’s use of this translation helps to promote the sense of national pride conveyed by the rest of the website. This pride stems from the revitalisation of Manx which, as Clague details, aims to preserve and promote the language. MNH’s use of Manx makes up part of this revitalisation, acting in conjunction with “bilingual street signs… names and letter heads……

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  • Case Study: The Yorkshire Ripper

    had put Sutcliffe 's crisp £5 note he had given her. With little leads to go on this note is regarded as a vital clue in pinpointing the ripper and a new line of inquiry was opened to track down who was the owner of the note. The search is narrowed down to around 8,000 men as it was part of a batch sent to companies for payroll. Sutcliffe was one of these men but when interviewed managed to provide an alibi for his whereabouts which was confirmed by his wife. One of the most publicised faults…

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  • Saigō Takamori's Role In Japanese Politics

    Saigō Takamori was born on on 1827/12/7 in the Castletown of Kagoshima, an isolated area within the Satsuma domain under the control of the Shimazu clan which had established themselves as the oldest living clan in Japan at the time of his birth. The Shimazu clan were of notable prestige in that they were the only clan that received foreign ambassadors in a time when, under the orders of the Tokugawa Shogunate (the shogunate was a council of military commanders led primarily by a single domain),…

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