Walking with the Roman Legions: Hadrian's Wall

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Walking with the Roman Legions: Hadrian's Wall

<p>Hadrian was a new type of emperor. He was interested in all of his empire, and particularly in the provinces. One of the most travelled of emperors, he delineated the empire with walls. We examine

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Hadrian was a new type of emperor. He was interested in all of his empire, and particularly in the provinces. One of the most travelled of emperors, he delineated the empire with walls. We examine his rule, his most famous wall and his travels. We join the Roman legionaries as they patrol along a section of Hadrian’s Wall in England, from Newcastle to Banks.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Mark Richards, Hadrian’s Wall Walking Guide, (Cicerone, 2006)
  • Alistair Moffat, The Wall, Rome’s Greatest Frontier, (Birlinn, 2008)
  • G.M. Durant, Britain, Rome’s most Northerly Province, (Bell & Sons, 1969)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Exploring Hadrian’s Wall
  • The settlements on the Wall
  • Newcastle and Carlisle
  • The importance of Hadrian’s Wall
  • Walking equipment and clothing
  • Why walk? The benefits


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation of the Romans in Britain.
  2. Be confident of undertaking their own journey along Hadrian’s Wall.