This is the first multi-touch book about Hadrian’s Wall. You can tap to enlarge over 700 photos, swipe through galleries of photos, tap on interactive maps, see a video and try a quiz. The book is therefore an innovative modern guide to Hadrian’s Wall.
It is different to most books in that it includes the following extra topics:-
-the ancient history and culture of the Romans, including their art, architecture, religion, trade and family life.
-the life of the Celtic farmers, the warrior elite and the Druids.
-Hadrian’s fascinating life and his frontier problems are discussed in detail.
-modern archaeological techniques are described to enable the reader to fully understand the site visits to the forts and Corbridge town.
-the life of the legionaries is explained, the battle techniques which led to their supremacy and how they built the Wall.
-the gradual improvement of structures on the Wall is described.
-the information about the life of the auxiliaries explaining how they lived in the fort, guarded the Wall in turrets and milecastles and patrolled the enemy territory.
The study of the Romans is part of the National Curriculum and pupils will find the book fascinating and informative. Archaeology students will find it interesting and prepare them for site visits. Visitors to Hadrian’s Wall, historians, archaeologists and those walking the long distance Hadrian’s Wall Path will also find it invaluable.