Not just Hadrian's Wall!
"Hadrian's Wall has many different meanings for many different people; it can inspire people to think about those different meanings, and inform not only their understanding of the past, but also their understanding of the modern world, and how that world has come to be." Nigel Mills, Hadrian's Wall Trust.
The Tales of the Frontier Project explored some of these different meanings. Some of them are presented here:
- Cosmopolitan Wall: meet the multicultural community who built, manned, and lived along Hadrian's Wall
- Spiritual Wall: the gods and goddesses of the frontier.
- Christian Wall: how the Roman Wall shaped early Christian landscapes in the north.
- Mythical Wall: the myths and legends that have grown up along the Wall are all part of its rich story
- Border Wall: controlling the debateable lands
- Inspirational Wall: a small selection of poetry written over the centuries, inspired by Hadrian's Wall and the surrounding landscape.