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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


La veuve Chéreau (Biographical details)

La veuve Chéreau (publisher/printer; French; Female; 1729 active - 1755)

Also known as

Chéreau, Marguerite; Chéreau, Marguerite Caillou; Caillou, Marguerite


Rue St. Jacques, aux Deux Piliers d'or, Paris


Widow of the printseller and publisher François Chéreau I, continued to run his business from same address after his death in 1729, in parallel with her son, François Chéreau II (1717-1755) who used the sign 'au Grand Saint-Henry'. She died 17 April 1755.