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George's surname Cowley stems from Olaf the Black who was a great Viking king.
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VIKINGS
By George Cowley
As a natural fortress in the middle of the Irish sea, the Isle of Man was ideal for the Vikings to raid the surrounding countries. A DNA test showed that George is a direct descendant of the Vikings. In the sixties he took part in re-enacting the history of the Vikings landing and fighting with the Celts. Following these events,the world's oldest parliament was formed. After a thousand years it still gathers on 5th July every year on Tynwald Hill.

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Title:
VIKINGS
Contributor:
George Cowley
Length:
2.48 mins
Date:
16 Jun 1988
Source:
Video Nation Isle of Man
Country:
England - North West
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