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In 1954, the children's novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth' popularised the legend of the disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion in Caledonia. Recent research has shown the Ninth was not defeated by Caledonian tribes but moved to fight in Germany. Most records we have from the time are Roman written accounts, but we have to question if these are reliable. Stories may have become twisted or exaggerated between an event happening in Caledonia and news reaching Rome.
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14 November 2008

Classroom Ideas

The clip could be used in discussion of where we find out information from. Which sources are most reliable: People, television, books, newspapers or the internet?

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