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Browsing Posts published in July, 2018

Stratford upon Avon is forever associated with famous playwright and poet, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) who was both born and buried in the town. In addition to birth and burial places (both of which are open to visitors) there is also the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Today, I visited three important sites in County Durham, England, namely Binchester Roman Fort, Escomb Saxon Church and High Force Waterfall.

Vindolanda comprises both Roman military fort and civilian settlement (vicus) close to Hadrian’s Wall. Archaeological research is ongoing and has revealed a wealth of artifacts and finds including textiles, footwear, human and animal bones, weaponry, coins, leather goods and unique written communications know as the ‘Vindolanda Tablets’.