Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

Paul Elliott

Date Published :
April 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
22 photographs in black and white, 34 photographs in color
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781553640
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles… What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian’s Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome’s greatest frontier.

About The Author

Paul Elliott has a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and has written books on military history, cults and secret societies. His previous books for Fonthill were Legions in Crisis and A Roman Soldier on Hadrian’s Wall. He has also written several articles for Ancient Warfare magazine. For the past decade he has been active in historical reconstruction and even taught Roman drill and cookery to primary school children.


"England’s most popular tourist attraction. Historical reconstructions and experimentation help fill in gaps inknowledge. Drawings, 22 black-and-white photos, and 34 color photos enhance this evocative narrative that will leave readers feeling like they’ve had a chance to walk a Roman mile in an ancient soldier’s shoes."

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