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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.

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  • Description

    Norse attacking a convent in England, with monks running away; illustration to volume 11 of Fleury's 'Histoire ecclésiastique' (Paris, various publishers, 1691-1738, 36 volumes in-4o). c.1705

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  • Date

    • 1705 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 81 millimetres
    • Width: 141 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on plate.
  • Curator's comments

    Another impression: 1917,1208.71.199.

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 1788.I bibliographic details
    • Jombert 311.7 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French Post-binder Small

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  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Histoire ecclésiastique (1691-1738)
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