In 1249, Rögnvaldr Óláfsson was slain by a knight who appears to have been an accomplice of Haraldr, who took control of the island-kingdom and replaced the chieftains of the old regime with followers of his own choosing. He was initially recognised as the legitimate ruler of the kingdom by Henry III, King of England, but was summoned to Norway by Hákon Hákonarson, King of Norway in 1250, for his seizure of the kingdom. Upon his removal from Mann, Haraldr is not heard from again.
April 3rd – The Isle of Man branch of the Unite Union postpone a fourth industrial strike over pay and conditions with the Isle of Man Department of Culture and Leisure. The industrial action was due to consist of two bus strikes from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and from 3 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2013. The Unite Union is to sue the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure on behalf of its union members claiming unfair dismissal and the unlawful deduction of wages.