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The joys and pitfalls of studying Wall history
Topic Started: Apr 6 2010, 07:06 PM (608 Views)
HelenG
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Wonderful stuff. Thirlwall Castle must derive its name from "Thrylwal" I suppose.

For anyone who hasn't come across it yet and is interested in the observations of our predecessors, may I recommend an excellent little book by William D Shannon called "Murus ille famosus (that famous wall)"?

It is subtitled "Depictions and Descriptions of Hadrian's Wall before Camden" and I found it very interesting indeed. Lots of lovely old maps and quotations. ISBN 9781873124451.

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