Hadrian's Wall, built nearly 2000 years ago by the Romans during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, was a cleverly-designed military rampart manned by 20,000 troops. This 73-mile long undulating wall likely defined and protected the bleak northern edge of Roman Britain from pesky barbarians. Much-loved by hikers and historians, the wall is truly one of England's most thought provoking sights.
Subscribe at http://bit.ly/133oCd8 for weekly updates on more European destinations.
For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit http://www.ricksteves.com.
Cite This Work
Europe, R. S. (2016, March 04). North England: Hadrian's Wall. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/797/
Europe, Rick S. "North England: Hadrian's Wall." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 04, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/video/797/.
Europe, Rick S. "North England: Hadrian's Wall." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Mar 2016. Web. 24 Nov 2020.