Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort (English Heritage Guidebooks)

Book Details

Author  J.G. Crow
Publisher  English Heritage
Publication Date   March 15, 1999
ISBN  1850742448
Pages  52


Housesteads, owned by the National Trust, but in the care of English Heritage, is the most complete example of a Roman fort to be seen in Britain. It was one of twelve permanent forts built by Emperor Hadrian in about AD 124 for the garrison of his complex new frontier, now known as Hadrian's Wall. This handbook guides visitors on a tour of the fort, describing it as it is and as it was built, and gives a brief history of the fort and Northern Britain under the Romans.

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