BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 3701

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Key Info
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Duration: 00:35
  • Hadrian's Wall in Northern England was built to mark the edge of the Roman Empire and to keep the Scots out. Constructed after the visit of Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD by the Roman army, Hadrian's Wall was constructed and protected by the Roman soldiers living in forts alongside it. The wall is 120km long and was the furthest frontier of the Roman Empire. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Romans: Invasion

  • Keywords: Hadrian's Wall, Roman, empire, boundaries, army, forts, Scots, Britain, RomansinBritain, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to show the land conquered by the Romans on the map of Britain and to explain why Hadrian's Wall was built. Use the clip to understand why the Roman's built walls to mark boundaries of land and cities.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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