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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


James Bourne (Biographical details)

James Bourne (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1773 - 1854)

Also known as

Bourne, James


1802-4 30 Park Street, Grosvenor Square. 1806 20 Princes Street, Cavendish Square 1810 41 Margaret St. Cavendish Square 1820 7 Somerset Street, Portman Square until left London 1846


Painter, watercolourist and draughtsman; b. Dalby , Lincolnshire, 24 April 1773; London 1789, Manchester 1790, trained as artist; returned to London (1796?) where worked as drawing master, sketching tours in summers, exh. RA and Royal Manchester Institution; 1848 gave up profession for the Methodist ministry; died and buried in Sutton Coldfield, survived by widow and 7 of his 8 children


Exhibition, Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, 1958 (catalogue).
M.J. H. Liversidge, 'James Bourne (1773-1854): an assessment of his life and work', in "The Connoisseur", 163 (1966), pp. 161-5.