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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


Charles Fairfax Murray (Biographical details)

Charles Fairfax Murray (painter/draughtsman; dealer/auction house; British; Male; 1849 - 1919)

Also known as

Fairfax Murray, Charles; Murray, Charles Fairfax


Painter, notably of portraits, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite School; worked as a copyist of Old Master paintings for Ruskin (q.v.) in Italy. A successful dealer.


D.B. Elliott, 'Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite', 2000