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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site



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Age 12–16, 16+

An introduction to the work, life and times of the great artist, covering his early years in Florence, his patronage by the Medici, his masterpieces, his work as an architect and private life and faith.

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