Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

by Paul Elliot


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Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall by Paul Elliot

Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles… What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian’s Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome’s greatest frontier.


vividly reconstructs what it must have been like to garrison the milecastles and man the turrets while looking northward into hostile territory after the wall was completed in A.D. 130. ..The author undertook exhaustive research of archaeological evidence and written accounts to breathe life into one of Britain’s most important historical landmarks and Northern
England’s most popular tourist attraction. Historical reconstructions and experimentation help fill in gaps inknowledge. Drawings, 22 black-and-white photos, and 34 color photos enhance this evocative narrative that will leave readers feeling like they’ve had a chance to walk a Roman mile in an ancient soldier’s shoes.
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ISBN-13: 9781781553640
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,169,381
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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