Sunday, 17 November 2013
A Week Away II
Secondly, the northwestern-most point of the Roman Empire where there is a low remnant of Hadrian's Wall and merely the excavated foundations of one of the sixteen forts that guarded the Wall. Although without the text of The King Of Ys to consult, I nevertheless think that this might have been the fort where Gratillonius, the Romano-British Centurion who became the last King of Ys, was based?
The Normans took stones from the Wall to build castles and churches. In fact, the building now housing the Visitors' Centre, was constructed in this way in the nineteenth century whereas now, of course, the little that is left of the Wall is preserved. Such is our history.