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Hadrian’s Wall & Northern England Travel Reference Map

1st Edition

Scale 1:130,000/1:250,000
ISBN 9781771293440
UPC 817712934406
$ CAD 13.95
$ USD 13.95
€ EUR 9.90
£ GBP 9.90

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The Romans eventually subdued the fiercely independent Britons over time, from Julius Caesar's second invasion to the end of Roman rule in 410AD, but they never brought the extremely unruly Scots or the Welsh under their rule. In fact, raids from Scotland (known to the Romans as Caledonia) were so devastating that Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall built to keep them out. This massive wall stretches from the mouth of the River Esk, west of Carlisle, all the way across northern England to a point on the River Tyne somewhat to the east of modern-day Newcastle. The wall, like the Great Wall of China, was only moderately successful in keeping the Scottish Picts at bay and required a small army just to man the many watch towers and encampments. Nevertheless, it remained as a fortified border until the Roman legions abandoned Britain in 410. Much of the wall was gradually demolished to create housing and fencing on both sides, but the foundations remain, as well as remnants of fortifications along the length of the wall. In today's United Kingdom, the wall is a long-distance hiking trail, a series of museums and memorials, a few temples that have been reconstructed, and some rebuilt portions of a remarkable construction that has survived the ravages of time. It is a 'must see' travel experience for everyone, a life-shaping experience for youngsters, and a massive tribute to the will of the Roman Empire. By the nature of a rectangular sheet of paper, the map shows much more than 'just' the wall, going as far south as Penrith and County Durham, and north into southern Scotland, showing all sorts of attractions that have nothing to do with the wall itself. In short, this is a marvellous travel map for all to enjoy

Map size: 27*39"

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Legend Includes:
Roads by classification, Rivers and Lakes, National Park, Airports, Points of Interests, Highways, Main Roads, Zoos, Fishing, and much more...

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