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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


Andrew Johnston (Biographical details)

Andrew Johnston (publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male; 1683 - 1730; fl. c.)

Also known as

Johnston, Andrew


Golden Eagle, in Old Round Court, Strand


Printmaker and print publisher of Scottish origins; apprenticed in the Stationers' Company 1683; his daughter married Andrew Millar in 1730. Published an edition of Slezer's 'Scotia Illustrata' in 1718.