Is there anything special about the Anglo-Norwegian relationship? The contributors to this volume cover many aspects of this relationship from the early 19th century to the present day. They range from Ibsen to Nansen, from shipping, trade and financial relations to the bilateral political relations between the two countries, including those between political parties. Anglo-Norse relations are also traced within international organisations and in the High North. Even if they discover \'no special relationship\' they identify many shared experiences and attitudes which may constitute special relationships.