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

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Criccieth Castle; the castle seen on a hill over which a storm is breaking, figures on the beach standing near barrels and other items recovered from the sea in the foreground. c1835 Watercolour

Criccieth Castle; the castle seen on a hill over which a storm is breaking, figures on the beach standing near barrels and other items recovered from the sea in the foreground. c1835 Watercolour

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