Tagged: Romans

The Role of Women on Hadrian’s Wall

A Roman tombstone.
Posted:
19 August 2016
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Hundreds, if not thousands, of women lived on and around Hadrian’s Wall during the Roman period. They are often forgotten in our view of this military installation, so in the run up to Hadrian’s Wall Live (English Heritage’s weekend of live Roman action on 3 & 4 September 2016) we asked F...

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47 ways (at least) to banish boredom this summer

#banishboredom with English Heritage's family events this summer
Posted:
13 July 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Here at English Heritage we are on a mission to #banishboredom this summer. Do tales of Roman legionaries get your heart racing? Perhaps you wish you could clank around in a suit of armour, or ride a noble steed. Our packed events programme will help you find something fun to do wherever you are ...

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Meet The Man Who Saved Hadrian’s Wall

Close up of John Clayton, the Saviour of Hadrian's Wall
Posted:
17 March 2016
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered

John Clayton (1792-1890) was the town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, a lawyer and antiquarian. His contribution to excavating and protecting Hadrian’s Wall has often been overlooked, but without him we could have lost much of this transnational World Heritage Site. Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roma...

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Did the Romans invent the burger?

Roman Burger
Posted:
19 May 2015
Posted By:
Annie Gray
Categories:
History Uncovered

Food historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Annie Gray specialises in the history of food and dining in Britain from the 1600’s to the present day.  Here she takes us through the unlikely origins of the burger in Britain...

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Member Recommended: Chesters Roman Fort

View of the bathhouse and latrine
Posted:
28 April 2015
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Built almost two millennia ago to house a garrison of some 500 troops, Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the North East. Members’ Panellist Rob Scott takes us on a whistle-stop tour, and tells us why a visit there makes for an ideal family day out...

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