The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

Author: Alistair Moffat
Paperback: 270 pages
ISBN: 9781841587899
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Even today Hadrian's wall, in places, is a formidable barrier. Making use of the natural terrain and with a large stone wall, defensive ditch, and numerous forts, nearly 2000 years ago this would have been an impenetrable barrier for those without permission to cross. In this book Alistair Moffat provides well researched descriptions of the state of Roman Britain, from the early conquests through the building of the wall to the end of the Roman Empire, answering such questions as why was the wall needed, why was it built where it was, how was it built, and many more.