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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


Peter III, Tsar of Russia (Biographical details)

Peter III, Tsar of Russia (ruler; royal/imperial; Russian; Male; 1728 - 1762)

Also known as

Peter III; Fyodorovich, Pyotr; Ulrich, Karl Peter; Holstein Gottorp; Russia; Peter III; Russia; Пётр III Фëдорович; Pyotr III Fyodorovich


Ruled Russia as an Emperor for six months only. Allegedly assasinated as a result of a plot organised by his wife Catherine II, who succeeded him to the throne.