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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

 
Illustration to Bell's British Theatre, portrait of the actor after Roberts as the character from Fielding's 'The Miser', standing whole-length to front with cane in right hand and left oustretched, looking to right, wearing hat.  1776
Engraving

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1901,1022.1880

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Illustration to Bell's British Theatre, portrait of the actor after Roberts as the character from Fielding's 'The Miser', standing whole-length to front with cane in right hand and left oustretched, looking to right, wearing hat. 1776 Engraving

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