This course will begin by looking closely at the decades of Roman expansion in northern Britain following 43 AD, and look more closely at the circumstances surrounding Agricola’s campaigns and the war against the Brigantes. We will go onto to consider the character of the so-called Stanegate and its purpose, before looking at the precise circumstances and possible motives for the commencement of Hadrian’s Wall itself. We will then go on to examine the key features of its construction and its key strategic features and fortresses, before examining the surviving evidence for settled life among the garrisons there in the 2nd century AD and their potential strategic involvement in Roman frontier policy in Britannia.

Tutor – Gary Slator – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 19 September 2017

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or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.