The gender roles of important women in the Viking controlled Isle of Man has never been studied before. This is an exceptional case as women were not normally so influential in the Middle Ages, especially in Viking controlled regions. By examining memorial stones, burial goods, and their excavated skeletal remains, certain facts about Viking women's life in Medieval Manx society can be discerned. The visual remains of the Viking period in Mann, covering the ninth to thirteenth centuries, emphasizes the influence of women, confirming their importance in the kingdom's language, society, and religion.
Hampton, Valerie Dawn
"Viking Women in the Isle of Man,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol5/iss2/6