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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 Edith M Pretty (Biographical details)

Mrs Edith M Pretty (Female; 1883 - 1942)

Also known as

Pretty, Edith M


Married Colonel Frank Pretty in 1926. In same year bought the 400 acre Sutton Hoo estate. In 1938 instigated an investigation of the burial mounds, where the Sutton Hoo treasure was found in 1939. She donated this to the British Museum.