Godred VI of the Isle of Man


Godred VI of the Isle of Man

Infobox Monarch
name=Godred VI of the Isle of Man
title=King of Mann


reign=1275
successor=Alexander III of Scotland
predecessor=Alexander III of Scotland
date of birth=
place of birth=Isle of Man
date of death=1275
place of death= Ronaldsway (Isle of Man)
place of burial=
consort=
issue=
father=Magnus III
mother=Mary of Argyll

Godred VI (Godred Magnuson) was briefly King of Mann in 1275. Godred was the son and heir of King Magnus III, by his wife Mary of Argyll. His father's realm having been annexed at his death in 1265, Godred tried to re-establish the family throne, but failed.

Alexander III of Scotland had initiated hostilities which terminated after the the indecisive outcome of the Largs in 1263. Following the battle the Norwegian fleet was forced by the seasonal weather to withdraw to the Orkneys, leaving the Scots in command of the contested areas. Following the death of the warlike King Haakon IV in Kirkwall the more peaceful Magnus VI of Norway assumed the throne. The following negotiations saw the Scots gaining great concessions. Magnus, King of Mann and the Isles (reigned 1252 - 1265), who had fought on the Norwegian side, had to surrender all the islands over which he had ruled, except Mann, for which he did homage to Alexander. Two years later Magnus died and in 1266 King Magnus VI ceded the islands, including Mann, to Scotland in the Treaty of Perth in consideration of the sum of 4000 marks (known as "merks" in Scotland) and an annuity of 100 marks. But Scotland's rule over Mann did not become firmly established until 1275, when the Manx suffered defeat in the decisive Battle of Ronaldsway, near Castletown.

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before=Magnus III
title=Norse King of Mann
years=1275
after=End of Norse-Manx Royal House

ee also

*King of Mann
*Battle of Largs


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