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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

 
Portrait of the actor William Farren, in character as Lovegold, from Fielding's 'The Miser'; half length, looking and pointing to the right, with furrowed brow; illustration to Oxberry's 'New English Drama'.  1820
Stipple and etching

Museum number

1900,1231.6196

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Portrait of the actor William Farren, in character as Lovegold, from Fielding's 'The Miser'; half length, looking and pointing to the right, with furrowed brow; illustration to Oxberry's 'New English Drama'. 1820 Stipple and etching

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