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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 John Bridge (Biographical details)

Mrs John Bridge (British; Female; 1872; active)

Also known as

Bridge, John


Presumably the widow of John Bridge (q.v.) whose collection of Indian sculpture was donated to the BM in 1872 on the death of his brother George. Listed as its donors are Mrs John Bridge, Miss Fanny Bridge (q.v.) and Mrs Edgar Baker (q.v.) (the latter two ladies, nieces of John Bridge).


Michael D. Willis, 'Sculpture from India', in A. W. Franks, '19th Century Collecting and the British Museum (ed. M. Caygill and J. Cherry), BMP, 1997 (pp. 250-261).