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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


Ernest, Count of Mansfeld (Biographical details)

Ernest, Count of Mansfeld (military/naval; Male; 1580 - 1626)

Also known as

Mansfeld, Ernest; Mansfeldt, Ernst von


General in the Thirty Years War, serving with the Protestant Union. Lost the Battle of Darmstadt, 10 June 1622.