My favourite history place: Hadrian’s Wall

Temple, Sue (2017) My favourite history place: Hadrian’s Wall. Historian, 134 . pp. 10-11.

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Abstract

Choosing Hadrian's Wall as one of my favourite places is a bit of a cheat, really, as it is a 73-mile long (80 Roman miles) wall punctuated with a whole range of 20 individual sites each worth a visit; from mile castles and forts to desolate sections with fabulous views or Roman settlements which are now busy market towns. There are various theories about why the wall was built: to keep the soldiers occupied on what was quite a boring posting; to keep out the Celts; or to control and monitor the movement of traders between the areas - probably collecting taxes from those who did so. In addition to the soldiers, lots of administration staff, craftsmen, doctors and medical orderlies, stable hands, priests, clerks and messengers would have been based here.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Historian
Publisher: The Historical Association
ISSN: 0265-1076
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education > Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 16:29
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:29
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3227

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