Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith.
Goldsworthy's account of the building of Hadrian's Wall is satisfyingly succinct and well written. He dispels myths that have arisen around the purpose of the wall, the day to day life of residents of the fortresses, while examining the wall in the historical context of the day. Goldsworthy infuses a warm sense of humour into his writing and this an excellent primer of Roman history in early Britain.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)