Stretching from the Solway Firth to the estuary of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall runs for 74 miles through some of the most scenic landscape in Britain. It disregards hills and valleys, at times choosing what seems to be the most difficult route. It is a spectacular monument to the ambition and skill of the Romans, who built the wall almost two thousand years ago to mark and protect the northernmost boundary of their Empire.
Ed Geldard's beautifully illustrated account describes Hadrian the man and the construction of the wall, and takes the reader on a tour of the wall from east to west, concluding with an examination of the soldiers way of life.
Hadrian's Wall is the most complex and best preserved frontiers of the Roman Empire, taking six years to build and maintained by the Romans for almost three hundred years What remains of the wall today is a reminder of the limits of an Empire that had taken the Romans 1200 years to build.
About the Author
Ed Geldard is a professional landscape photographer who, after a short spell in the Lake District, returned to his native northeast. A former freelance of the Northern Echo group, he is a keen walker and contributes to many countryside publications. In 1991 he teamed up with the legendary Alfred Wainwright, who said "so good is his work that I have been well content to let my narrative play second fiddle to his excellent photographs". Together Ed and Alfred Wainwright produced Wainwright in the Limestone Dales, which became an overnight best seller.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st January 2011
Dimensions (cm): 26.924 x 27.94 x 1.778
Weight (kg): 1.098