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Book came in the mail yesterday, I love it! The collection of maps is top-notch. And there's at least a half-dozen new names for the Wall that I hadn't stumbled on before. The author also makes a great point -- rediscovering the Classics in the 1400s changed the way folks thought about who built the Wall and when. Until then, nobody remembered that Hadrian was involved at all; it was in the 1400s that the first debate over "who built it?" began. Great stuff.

What gets me is, it looks like the author missed the refs in the 1300s to "Thyrlwall" -- both by Wyntoun and an earlier Scot, John of Fordun. Kind of surprising. The author's so interested in pinning down early writers who had seen or gotten new info firsthand, yet missed these local references. So I'm a bit chuffed at finding them on my own!

Thanks again for the lead.
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