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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


Rev Barnard Hanbury (Biographical details)

Rev Barnard Hanbury (cleric/religious official; British; Male; 1793 - 1833)

Also known as

Hanbury, Barnard


British clergyman and traveller, Chaplain to the Duke of Sussex, visited Egypt and Nubia in 1821 with the Rev George Waddington (q.v.).