SODOR AND MAN , the name of the bishopric of the
See also:church of England which includes the Isle of Man and adjacent islets . In 1154 the
See also:diocese of Sodor was formed to include the
See also:Hebrides and other islands west of Scotland (Norse .Sudr-eyjar, Sudreys, or
See also:southern isles, in distinction from Nordr-eyjar, the
See also:northern isles of
See also:Orkney and
See also:Shetland) and the Isle of Man . It was in the archdiocese of Trondhjem in Norway . (The connexion of the Isle of Man with Norway is considered s.v . MAN, ISLE oF) . A
See also:Norwegian diocese of Sodor had been in existence previously, but its
See also:history is obscure, and the first union of Man with it in 1098 by
See also:Magnus Barefoot is only traditional . The Norwegian connexion was broken in 1266, and in 1334 Man was detached from the Scottish islands . The
See also:cathedral of Sodor was on St Patrick's Isle at Peel (q.v.), and it is possible that the name Sodor being lost, its meaning was applied to the isle as the seat of the
See also:bishop . The termination " and Man " seems to have been added in the 17th century by a legal draughtsman ignorant of the proper application of the name of Sodor to the bishopric of Man . By the latter
See also:part of the 16th century the terms Sodor and Man had become interchangeable, the bishopric being spoken of as that of Sodor or Man . Till 1604 the bishops invariably signed themselves Sodorensis; after that date and till 1684, sometimes Soderensis and sometimes " Sodor and Man," and after 1684 always " Sodor and Man." The see, while for some purposes in the archdiocese of
See also:York, has its own convocation . The bishop sits in the
See also:House of Lords, but has no
See also:vote .
See A . W .
See also:Moore, History of the Isle of Man (
See also:London, 1900) .
IL SODOMA (1477-1549)
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