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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


Mrs Eleanor Hopkinson (Biographical details)

Mrs Eleanor Hopkinson (British; Female; 1905 - 2007)

Also known as

Hopkinson, Eleanor; Hopkinson, A J


Eleanor Hopkinson was born on December 24, 1905 and died on March 16, 2007. For her obituary see the The Times (3 May 2007). Married to Arthur J Hopkinson (q. v), the last British Political Officer in India, whose photographic archive she deposited with the British Museum in the early 1990s.