Some recommended books, websites and media 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.

Roderick Dale, Viking Leicestershire, Five Leaves, 2020.

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

Viking Metal (blog by Dr Jane Kershaw)

Podcasts, broadcasts and videos

Dragon Lords – the history and legends of Viking England (podcast with Dr Eleanor Parker)

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Vikings, but were afraid to ask (History Extra podcast with Professor Judith Jesch)

In Our Time – The Danelaw (BBC Radio 4 broadcast with Melvyn Bragg, Professor John Hines, Professor Judith Jesch and Dr Jane Kershaw)

Runes – the Vikings in their own words (podcast with Professor Judith Jesch)

The Danelaw (podcast with Dr Jane Kershaw)

The People Behind the Runes – Scandinavians in the British Isles (video with Professor Judith Jesch)

Viking Berserks  (podcast with Dr Roderick Dale)

Viking Women (podcast with Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir)


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

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

Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham (extensive information on the Danelaw Saga exhibition of 2017-18)