Some recommended books and websites for further information

To find out more about the runes and runic inscriptions on this website, please visit the Runes Page.


Kenneth Cameron and John Insley, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. English Place-Name Society, 1998.

Jayne Carroll, Stephen Harrison and Gareth Williams, The Vikings in Britain and Ireland. British Museum Press, 2014.

Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. English Place-Name Society, 2006.

Martin Findell, Runes. British Museum Press, 2014.

Rebecca Gregory, Viking Nottinghamshire. Five Leaves, 2017.

Judith Jesch, Viking Poetry of Love and War. British Museum Press, 2013.

Judith Jesch, The Viking Diaspora. Routledge, 2015.

Marjolein Stern and Roderick Dale, The Viking Experience. Carlton Books, 2014.

Websites and blogs

Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands (blog)

Key to English Place-Names

Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Gersum Project – the Scandinavian Influence on English Vocabulary

Uppsala Runic Forum

Podcasts and videos

Runes – the Vikings in their own words (podcast)

The People Behind the Runes – Scandinavians in the British Isles (video)


Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham

Institute for Name-Studies (including English Place-Name Society), University of Nottingham