Ok, I'll be the first to admit this one is a little confusing. After all, the whole mystery is more than a little confusing. So here is a list of the bits of evidence we're talking about.
- The Ninth was nearly destroyed in a night assault by the Caledonians during Agricola's northern campaign.
- The last known battle the Ninth was in was Mons Graupius.
- 108 AD, The Ninth built a gate at Eboracum (York).
- Post 117 AD (probably 119 to 121) there was a major rebellion in Britannia.
- 80's AD or 121 AD, there were tiles at Nijmegen (Holland) stamped by the Ninth.
- Tiles similar to those were also found at Carlisle.
- A tombstone at Ferentinum references an emergency in Britannia that required 3,000 reinforcements.
- 122 AD, Hadrian traveled to Britannia to "correct many faults" and he brought with him the Sixth Legion.
- The Sixth legion took the post of Eboracum, which was the Ninth's post. No mention is made of where the Ninth went.
- 142 AD, Governor Carus, who served with the Ninth, became the Governor of Arabia.
- Frontinus writes to Emperor Aurelius reminding him how his grandfather (Hadrian) suffered a major loss of troops to the Jews and the Britons.
- 162 AD, the Aurelian columns don't list the Ninth or Twenty Second legions.
- The Twenty Second probably served in the Jewish wars and the Ninth was stationed in Britannia.
That should just about cover it.
Oh, and The Eagle is not a good film.
(History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland, Celtic History, Roman History)Click here to be able to read the full rough transcript. Support the Show