Edges of Empire
Vindolanda: Jewel of the North
Situated roughly two miles south of Hadrian's Wall in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Vindolanda is home to some of the most remarkable archaeology from Roman Britain. Its history spans several centuries; it is a must see site for anyone wanting to know more about the ancient history of Britain. To learn more about Vindolanda, Tristan met up with Dr Andrew Birley, the Director of Excavations at Vindolanda. First episode in the Hadrian's Wall series. Oh and a quick note! The walk on the Wall shot was done at Housesteads Roman Fort, with full permission.
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Building the Wall
Tristan Hughes looks into the construction of Hadrian's Wall and the many mysteries that still abound. Featuring Frances McIntosh, curator at Hadrian's Wall.
Settlement and Supply
Tristan Hughes visits two must see sites, situated near Hadrian's Wall. South Shields Roman Fort, at the mouth of the River Tyne, and Corbridge, the northernmost town in the Roman Empire.
Life on the Wall
In this episode, Tristan Hughes visits two key sites along Hadrian’s Wall that can tell us more about everyday life on this far flung frontier, with a particular focus on hygiene and worship. First on the list is Chesters Roman Fort. Described as one of the most complete cavalry forts that surviv...