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For historian and MP Rory Stewart, the building of Hadrian's Wall was the single most important event in Britain's history. Meeting experts and local people, and drawing on memories from his life in Iraq and Afghanistan, he explores the impact of Rome's occupation and departure, and tells the story of how the powerful new Kingdom of Northumbria was born in Britain's lost Middleland.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 24 Apr 2014 02:10


Role Contributor
PresenterRory Stewart
ProducerRenny Bartlett
DirectorRenny Bartlett
Series ProducerEmma Whitlock
Executive ProducerChris Granlund

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