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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


William Henry Forman (Biographical details)

William Henry Forman (Male)

Also known as

Forman, William Henry


Collector of late Roman/early Medieval items acquired by the Museum 1899-1957.


W.Chaffers, 'Catalogue of the Works of Antiquity and Art collected by the late William Henry Forman, esq., Pippbrook House, Dorking, Surrey, and removed in 1890 to Callaly Castle, Northumberland, by Major A. H. Browne', privately published, 1892.