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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, three quarter length standing directed slightly to right, looking left, holding tricorn in left hand at his side, right hand on sword-hilt, stepping forward onto right foot, wearing naval uniform and short wig, on a balcony with the sea in the background to left; after Dance.  1780
Mezzotint

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1870,1008.2709

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Portrait, three quarter length standing directed slightly to right, looking left, holding tricorn in left hand at his side, right hand on sword-hilt, stepping forward onto right foot, wearing naval uniform and short wig, on a balcony with the sea in the background to left; after Dance. 1780 Mezzotint

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