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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


Horatio Nelson, 1st Baron and Viscount Nelson (Biographical details)

Horatio Nelson, 1st Baron and Viscount Nelson (military/naval; British; Male; 1758 - 1805)

Also known as

Nelson, Horatio; Nelson; Nelson


Rear-admiral 1797; Baron Nelson of the Nile 1798; Vice-Admiral and Viscount in 1801; killed at Trafalgar 1805.


Richard Walker, 'The Nelson Portraits, an iconography of Horatio, Viscount Nelson', Portsmouth 1998 (excludes popular prints)
L.P.Le Quesne, 'Nelson commemorated in glass pictures', Antique Collectors Club 2001 (catalogue of 70 items)