The View from Hadrian s Wall

The strategic goal of subjugating, or even annexing Caledonia as a new province of Rome, had failed.15 The popular author George R.R. Martin has said that a visit to Hadrian's Wall was his inspiration for his five-book series, A Song of ...

Author: Mark Clegg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476685069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Built almost 2,000 years ago by the Roman occupiers of Britain, Hadrian's Wall is one of the most famous and identifiable World Heritage Sites. When two old friends, one American and one British, reunited to trek the length of the Wall, they reminisced about the past while sharing apprehension about the future. This memoir of their coast-to-coast voyage examines Roman history, drawing parallels between the fall of the Roman Empire and the recent political developments and uncertainties in the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors also share their often humorous encounters with locals they met along the way while hiking in incessant rain.