Hadrian's Wall, an unlikely tale of Roman Britain

Hadrian's Roman Wall Map

 
This Cartoon Comic Strip is about the Roman Empire's most northerly frontier,
Hadrian's Wall. Emperor Hadrian started building his Wall in 122 A.D. to prevent the
Northern Tribes from invading and pillaging Roman Britain. Some seventy-three miles long the Wall stretched from Bowness in the west to Wallsend-on-Tyne (Segedunum fort) in the east. A few miles short of the coast, the Roman Fort of Arbeia on the south side of the River Tyne provided some cover. However on the north side of the river the gap was guarded by a small fort, thought to have been located on the site now occupied by Seaton Delaval Hall, in Seaton Sluice, near Whitley Bay.
 

 

 
The Fort was manned by legionnaires from the Victory V Legion ( not to be confused with a well known lozenge), supported by Auxiliaries drawn from local tribesmen called Bits whose village was situated near the Harbour at Seaton Sluice.
 

Hadrian's Roman Fort

 
A Watchtower was also located on the headland entrance to   Harbour to look out for any sneak attacks from the sea.
 

Harbour Watchtower and village

 
Our story begins during a period of uncertainty and unrest when the Roman Empire
was under siege all over Europe. The main body of the Victory V Legion has been despatched to help, leaving a small number of elite troops to defend the Wall against
the Northern tribes know as Pix.
 

 

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