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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


Classroom resource
The Tudors

Key Stage 2 (Age 7–11)

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Find out about the three generations of Tudors who had such a dramatic impact on the English throne.

Use the image bank below to introduce your students to the Tudor monarchs.


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