John Reid at the Trimontium Museum


Trimontium Talk #3: The Disappearance of the Ninth Legion: Fact or Fiction?

In this online talk Dr John ReidChair of the Trimontium Trust, will share some insights into the extraordinary story of the loss of the Ninth Hispanic Legion sometime in the second century AD.

Based on research for his forthcoming book on Roman Scotland, The Eagle and the Bear, John will examine what may really have happened to the ‘unlucky Ninth’. Was it transferred to the East to fizzle out in some unrecorded battle or is there any new evidence to support the old theory (and Rosemary Sutcliff’s famous story) that it was lost in the mists of Scotland? Sign up and find out.

There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the talk. Questions can be submitted via the chat function on Teams.

  • Thursday 27 April, 7pm
  • Online
  • Tickets: £3–£5. Free for members.
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Thursday 27 Apr 2023
Online. United Kingdom