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Hadrian US English

(Ad 76-138), Roman emperor 117–138; full name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. The adopted successor of Trajan, he toured the provinces of the empire and secured the frontiers

Hadrian's Wall US English

A Roman defensive wall across northern England, stretching from the Solway Firth in the west to the mouth of the Tyne River in the east (about 74 miles; 120 km). It was begun in ad 122, after the emperor Hadrian’s visit, to defend the province of Britain against invasions by tribes from the north