2nd century 100-199 CE

The 2nd Century continues to see Roman domination in Europe

Hadrian visited Britain to solve the problem of defending the northern frontier with Scotland and ordered a wall to be built.

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Hadrians Wall took two years to build and ran an east west course 113km in length. His bold solution to his problems in the north could not be replicated elsewhere. In Jerusalem he banned circumcision and other religious practices. The revolt by the Jews was fierce and resulted in an equally fierce retaliation from the Romans. Jews were banned from Palestinian lands.

The Roman Empire faces misrule amongst it’s own would be leaders

Threats from within and threats from without as the Germanic tribes push Rome hard on the Danube

Christianity, still a fledgling religion has spread far across Europe and becomes more organised.

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