What just happened?

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

 
Satire on the union of the three estates: a peasant, clergyman and aristocrat representing the three orders clasp their hands above a circular altar on which is the French crown.  August 1789
Hand-coloured etching

Museum number

J,4.142

Description

Full: Front

Satire on the union of the three estates: a peasant, clergyman and aristocrat representing the three orders clasp their hands above a circular altar on which is the French crown. August 1789 Hand-coloured etching

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Back to object details 

Image service:

Recommend