Bryan Wallace comes from North Shields, Northumberland, and now lives near Caer Amon, Cramond, Edinburgh which is the Roman fort featured in this story. A distant cousin of Alexander Selkirk, of Robinson Crusoe fame, he has walked both the Antonine and Hadrian Walls.
Bryan graduated in 2017, with an MA in Roman Frontier Studies at Newcastle University. He has been Antonine Wall guest speaker at an International Roman Archaeology Conference. Bryan has taught at Newcastle University on an online Hadrian’s Wall course. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute; a former Deputy Director of Planning at Fife Council and now director of Wallace Planning Limited.
An enthusiastic volunteer archaeologist; his oldest find is a 6,500 years old hazelnut shell. He helped uncover St Aidan’s Monastery on Lindisfarne, Northumberland. His other main interests are bee-keeping in his Edinburgh allotment where most of the book was written and walking the beautiful Northumberland and Scottish coast and countryside.
The Legate and the Caledonian Queen: Book 1 from a Series of 19
The hero is Adrianus and follows his posting to the very edge of the Roman Empire to Caer Amon (Cramond), an outpost to the Antonine Wall on the Forth Estuary. A man of uncertain parentage who with his family must not only face the Caledonian tribes at his fort gate but also the treachery within fro...