Archaeologists have revealed the discovery of hundreds of Roman shoes and other objects at Hadrian’s Wall.
This paper explores the writings of English, Scottish and Irish authors to address how these draw upon the geographical and conceptual spaces created through the medium of the two Roman Walls of Britain.
Hadrian’s Wall and the forts in the immediate southern hinterland were a concentration of Roman military installations that can best be described as a corridor of military power.
The stone buildings within the forts associated with the Roman Wall have received little attention both from their excavators and other researchers, and relatively little has been recorded about them.
Several reasons have been advanced for this failure by Rome. ‘Failure’ implies that it was the Roman intention to conquer the whole island.
This thesis investigates the role which Roman artefacts played within rural settlements in North Britain during the Romano-British period. The possibility that Roman artefacts were used by native Britons as markers of prestige is explored through the presence or absence of Roman artefact types.