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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


Colesworthey Grant (Biographical details)

Colesworthey Grant (painter/draughtsman; journalist/critic; British; Male; 1813 - 1880)

Also known as

Grant, Colesworthey


Draughtsman and journalist. Went to Calcutta, India in 1832; executed a series of lithographic portraits of notable figures in Calcutta, which appeared in the Indian Review and the Calcutta Monthly Journal (1838-50); other portraits appeared in the Bengal Sporting Journal. Taught drawing at Bengal Engineering College in Howrah; later taught at Presidency College in Sibpur. Also produced sketches in an album entitled A Series of Views in Burmah taken during Major Phayre's Mission to the Court of Ava in 1855 (containing 106 landscapes and portraits).