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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


Alfred Heneage Cocks (Biographical details)

Alfred Heneage Cocks (archaeologist; collector; British; Male; 1864 - 1928)

Also known as

Cocks, Alfred Heneage


A former curator of Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, he sold a collection of largely Viking/Germanic finds from Norway to the Museum in 1891. He excavated Yewden villa, Hambleden, in 1912, and published the results in 1921.