Find out whether the name of your village, town or city has its origins in Old Norse.

This map shows all English, Welsh, Irish and a selection of Scottish placenames with Old Norse origins. In England, these are more prevalent north of the line marked in black which represents the border described in a treaty between King Alfred and the Viking leader, Guthrum, made between AD 876 and 890.

Visit the British Museum website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings/vikings_live/old_norse_origins.aspx#south-croxton

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