Hadrian’s wall was constructed in 122 AD and had troops from many countries stationed along it. The Emporer Hadrian inspected the wall in 122 ADAt its height, it is estimated 15,000 soldiers were involved. It controlled entry and exit into the Empire from Scotland. The Antonine Wall between Glasgow and Edinburgh was built in 142 AD and the number of soldiers on Hadrian’s wall was reduced. After the Antonine wall was abandoned around 165 AD Hadrian’s Wall once again became the barrier of the empire. The History of the wall on the Hadrians Wall Country website gives a lot of background.
The Roman Empire was surrounded by barriers from North Africa to Germany to Hadrians Wall
- Hadrians Wall Country World Heritage website
- Hadrians Wall ( English Heritage)
- Hadrians Wall (Wikipedia)
- Hadrian’s Wall Roman refugee camp for Scots
- Where did the soldiers living along Hadrian’s Wall come from?
- Where did the army of Hadrian’s Wall come from? The origin of the Wall units
- following Hadrian photography – incredible site with photographs of everywhere the well-travelled Hadrian went
- Over 100 ancient settlements discovered north of Hadrian’s Wall – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
- Watch “2019 Rhind Lecture 4: “The Wall after Hadrian: changing functions?”” on YouTube
- When Syrians, Algerians and Iraqis patrolled Hadrian’s Wall | Books | The Guardian
- Hadrian’s Wall graffiti artists were very naughty boys | The Times