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H 188 x W 124 mm

512 pages

Black & white illustrations throughout

Published Nov 2006

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne


Hardback: 9780901082657

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Roman Britain; Hadrian's Wall; Roman Frontiers; Roman Limes

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J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall

By David J. Breeze


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In 1851, John Collingwood Bruce published 'The Roman Wall', followed by an abridged edition in 1863. Subsequently revised on several occasions, the fourteenth edition has been completely re-written by David Breeze, though acknowledging the style of earlier editions. This authoritative account will be of value to all interested in Hadrian's Wall.



Preface to the Fourteenth Edition ;

Chapter One: Introductory ;

Chapter Two: A General Account of the Works ;

Chapter Three: A Description of the Wall ;

Chapter Four: The Cumbrian Coast ;

Chapter Five: The Stanegate ;

Bibliography ;


About the Author

David Breeze has excavated on both Hadrian's Wall and on the Antonine Wall and written many books and articles about the Roman frontiers of Britain. He was chairman of the Pilgrimages of Hadrian's Wall in 1989 and 1999 and Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland from 1989 to 2005.