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The Roman retreat from Hadrian’s Wall

Subject:History/English/PSHE

Topic:Romans, Hadrian’s Wall, Empire, fort, Maximus

Audience:KS2

Question:Why did Maximus leave Hadrian’s Wall?

Author:Gavin Johnston

This is a mystery about Maximus – a Roman Cavalryman who was posted at Segedunum on Hadrian’s Wall.  We find out about aspects of Maximus’ life and his role on the wall.

During this mystery the children learn about the importance of Hadrian’s Wall as the border of the Northern Frontier.  We learn about possible reasons as to why the Romans left and evidence about why Maximus in particular left the Wall to be garrisoned in Rome. There are many possible reasons for his departure – which do you believe to be true?

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