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Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald, England.

This evening, I am reporting on Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

Overview

The Wall was built during the approximate period AD 122- 138 and originally extended for 80 Roman miles (74 British miles) in a line from/to the modern English towns of Maryport and Wallsend. The Emperor Hadrian was unusual in that he consolidated the Empire, no doubt driven by the military and economic imperatives of managing an ever-expanding empire in context of hostile tribes to the north of the Wall. Here are some key statistics and information:

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Reenactment soldiers at Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall.

This evening, I am posting information on Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall in England.

Housesteads is located on a ridge known as the Whin Sill escarpment about 25 miles east of Carlisle which itself is on the line of the Wall. Access entails a 10 minute walk up a rough path passing through fields with farm animals (mainly sheep).

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View of Melrose from atop tower at Melrose Abbey.

This evening, I am focusing on the town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

Melrose has a population of 1600 persons and is located thirty-nine miles south of Edinburgh.

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