The Godfather of Manx Democracy

James Brown 1815 – 1881

To mark Black History Month, I was commissioned to write this piece about James Brown (no, not that one) for

Our James Brown is one of the most remarkable characters in the history of the Isle of Man, and his influence is still felt in how the place is run today.

Here’s a link to the article. I hope you find it tells an interesting tale:

One thought on “The Godfather of Manx Democracy

  1. Good article! I liked the subtle humour regarding having the same name as a famous singer! Reading the article in the newspaper, James Brown certainly didn’t pull any punches! “Tell it like it is!” must have been his motto .


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