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Roman emperor Septimius Severus was born in Leptis Magna (present-day Al-Khums, Libya) in the Roman province of Africa. Septimius travelled to Britain in AD 208. He strengthened Hadrian’s Wall and reoccupied the Antonine Wall with a view to expanding his empire.
English Heritage, Corbridge Roman Town, Hadrian’s Wall
oil on canvas
H 100 x W 80 cm