A Discovery About a Priceless Roman Artefact The Rudge Cup is a enamelled bronze bowl dating from around 130AD. This and two other similar bronze… Read More »A Discovery About a Priceless Roman Artefact
By Gary Holland Christopher Saxton was arguably the most prominent cartographer working in England in his lifetime. Born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, c1540, he is known… Read More »A Roman Fort at Tynemouth? Saxton’s Map of 1637
This is a follow up to an earlier post on the relationship between the people living locally as a sub-tribe of the Votadini and the… Read More »Why Hadrian’s Wall Didn’t Go to the Sea — Approaching a Definitive Answer
Many people think that the names of Roman forts in Britain were Latin. Although the country was administered in Latin, just as in Gaul, most… Read More »What’s in a Name — Part 3: The Fort at the End of the Wall
Hadrian’s Wall ended at Wallsend, but the frontier carried on to the sea. We’ve identified the site of Blake Chesters, the lost & forgotten camp in North Shields. The evidence includes a 1320 scroll written in Latin and references by antiquaries going back centuries.
2022 marks 1900 years since work on Hadrian’s Wall commenced in 122 AD, and this post seeks to shed light on an important question of… Read More »Where Were They? The Absence of Roman Settlement in Tynemouth