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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

 

London Review of Books winter lectures
Hilary Mantel: Undressing Anne Boleyn

Monday 4 February,
18.30
BP Lecture Theatre

This event is fully booked

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Is royal flesh different from ours? Do royal bones live? A lecture by Hilary Mantel on our fascination with royalty.

From Anne Boleyn to Kate Middleton, we are fascinated by the regal body, its contested attributes, its capacity for shape-shifting and posthumous survival. Hilary Mantel stares rudely at some royal persons, and wonders if they will stare back.

Hilary Mantel has written 11 novels, a memoir and a collection of short stories. The first two novels in her trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both won the Man Booker Prize. She is working on the third, The Mirror and the Lamp.

London Review of Books winter lectures

Hilary Mantel: Undressing Anne Boleyn
Monday 4 February

David Runciman: The crisis of American democracy
Monday 11 February

Nicholas Spice: Is Wagner bad for us?
Monday 25 February

In collaboration with the London Review of Books


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Hilary Mantel. Photo: John Haynes.