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An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East) (Per Lineam Valli Book 2)
 
 

An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East) (Per Lineam Valli Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Bishop
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This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from west to east, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see (and most other guidebooks do not describe). Profusely illustrated with more than 100 photographs and plans, it is the perfect archaeological companion to your walk along Hadrian's Wall, regardless of whether you take it with you on your ebook reader or smartphone, or prefer to sit in the comfort of your favourite armchair and let others experience the rain and blisters whilst you enjoy the text and pictures. Written by an archaeologist who has walked, driven, cycled, flown, illustrated, photographed, and even excavated on Hadrian's Wall, this is the second of a new series of accessible guides to 'that famous wall'.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5894 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Armatura Press (27 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QFG70S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,879 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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M. C. Bishop is a freelance writer, publisher, and archaeologist who - amongst other things - walks, drives, cycles, flies, tweets, blogs, draws, and photographs Hadrian's Wall. His particular specialities are Roman arms and armour and the Roman site at Corbridge in Northumberland, but he confesses to being at his happiest when working on articles or books (writing, illustrating, editing, copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, and indexing!).


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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb armchair guide 27 Mar 2014
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Hadrian's Wall is a marvellous place which asks so many questions. This excellent book provides an excellent companion and is recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable guide 15 Jan 2014
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As a Roman novelist and a historian obsessed with the history of the late Republic and the Principate, I am naturally a huge fan of Hadrian's wall as a place to visit. Some years ago I walked the central part of if (where it goes up more than along) and I wish Wish WISH that I'd had this guide then. In a few years when my son is old enough to do the walk, we will be using this guide.

Bishop is one of the foremost authorities on the wall in particular and the Roman military in general, and his knowledge shows through the guide. Having walked the wall more times than I have had hot dinners, Bishop knows every hummock, ditch and hedge along the way. These two factors combine to make him the perfect guide for the journey, but add to the text an anecdotal manner and a number of interesting and humourous tidbits and you're left with a guide that's a HUGE win.

In fact, for the historically-inclined, it's such a good choice, you can 'armchair archaeology your way along the wall using your kindle and Google Earth.

Brilliant. More than worth the small price. Buy it. Enjoy it. Review it and help spread the word.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great e-book 19 April 2013
By jes13
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For armchair reading you'll need one of the maps spread out. For planing the walk... well, do you just want to walk it or stop off to see the reason for the path? If you want to know the archaeology this is the book for you. Load it up with your e-maps!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The guide that goes in the right direction 3 Sep 2013
By Fran Spicer - Published on Amazon.com
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Good humor with the writing makes it very readable, plus the direction walked keeps the wind, and weather that goes with it, at your back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It made me change my mind! 1 Aug 2013
By Theresa Francis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Heading out to the wall in September 2013 to backpack from sea to sea; I am changing my direction because of this nice little work. East to West be damned, I'm going to make Wallsend the end after all and have a pint at Newcastle when I'm done, not a starting treat as planned. The opportunity to have a thorough guidebook with lots of tidbits not only on the local archaeology of the wall and ditch but where these treasures actually are while walking past or thru them - well, it is too much to pass up. His discussions of following the wall from Heddon to Newcastle in lieu of the scenic river walk helped me make that decision too - it's All Wall, baby, I've seen rivers before. It is a fine read for armchair adventuring too; only suggestion is in the next edition consider providing or linking to more photos (65 or so in the current edition are really great) and links for some of the historical characters and chronicler works cited. If you're traveling the wall or just want to feel like you are, this is a really good read and looks like a great resource.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide. Invaluable 15 Jan 2014
By SJATurney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
As a Roman novelist and a historian obsessed with the history of the late Republic and the Principate, I am naturally a huge fan of Hadrian's wall as a place to visit. Some years ago I walked the central part of if (where it goes up more than along) and I wish Wish WISH that I'd had this guide then. In a few years when my son is old enough to do the walk, we will be using this guide.

Bishop is one of the foremost authorities on the wall in particular and the Roman military in general, and his knowledge shows through the guide. Having walked the wall more times than I have had hot dinners, Bishop knows every hummock, ditch and hedge along the way. These two factors combine to make him the perfect guide for the journey, but add to the text an anecdotal manner and a number of interesting and humourous tidbits and you're left with a guide that's a HUGE win.

In fact, for the historically-inclined, it's such a good choice, you can 'armchair archaeology your way along the wall using your kindle and Google Earth.

Brilliant. More than worth the small price. Buy it. Enjoy it. Review it and help spread the word.

:-)
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