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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


George III, King of the United Kingdom (Biographical details)

George III, King of the United Kingdom (ruler; German; British; Male; 1738 - 1820)

Also known as

George III; George III


Born 4 June 1738, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales (q.v.); succeeded his grandfather, George II (q.v.) on 25 October 1760; married Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (q.v.) on 8 September 1761; crowned 22 September 1761.


Jonathan Marsden (ed), 'The Wisdom of George III: papers from a symposium at Buckingham Palace June 2004', published 2005. This includes essays on many aspects of George III's collection, including one on his topographical collection (now in the BL) by Peter Barber.