Without opening a can of worms, by insisting on the true definition of
a fortress, as far as Romanists should be concerned a fortress is a
permanent, usually stone built, well fortified encampment that will
accommodate an entire legion, or more.
Forts are well fortified permanent encampments housing smaller military units.
On 1/16/16, Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Updating a database - too late I realised that milecastles ought to be
> every mile!
> So, initially changing to "Milecastle" I realised that "wall fortlet"
> was more general and didn't imply they had to be one mile apart.
> But what on earth is the difference between "fort" and "fortress"?
> As for Hadrian's wall - is that a confirmed relic? Or is it probably
> On 16/01/2016 10:50, Mike Weatherley wrote:
>> I actually walked past the Toon Army stadium just before Xmas, on my way
>> between the Discovery Museum and the Hadrian's Wall gallery in the Great
>> North Museum. Incidentally, there's a rather nice map of the whole length
>> of the Wall in the Hancock (G.N.) which includes some models of...
>> Milecastles (but no apostrophes, afaik :-)
>> Mike (BSc)