Tynwald is the oldest continuous parliament in the world.
It was first to grant votes to women and is devoid of the constraints of party politics.
It's most important meeting is in the open air on a small mound miles away from the parliament buildings. New Manx laws are promulgated, the great and the good parade in their finery and a good time is had by all.
But Tynwald is more than pageantry and processions. Responsible for running this small but fiercely independent nation, the Isle of Man's government is a highly successful fusion of old tradition and modern politics.
This book is number 8 in the hoofprint series, by Sara Goodwins and it is full of colour photos and fact snippets
Published by Loaghtan Books March 2022