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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


Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham (Biographical details)

Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham (British; Female; 1769 - 1861)

Also known as

Conyngham, Elizabeth; Denison, Elizabeth


Married Viscount Henry Conyngham (1766-1832) on 5 July 1794; her husband later rose to Earl in 1797 and Marquis in 1816; mistress of the Prince Regent from 1819 until his death in 1830; other affairs include those with the Honourable John Ponsonby, future Lord Ponsonby, in the 1790s, and with Tsar Nicholas I of Russia during his visit to London in 1816.