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This attempt at an epic poem has been written over a number of years. It arose from a boyhood fascination in the Ninth Legion which in the early second century AD left York and was never seen or heard of again. It is one of history's great mysteries to which through these verses I have tried to provide one possible explanation. The place of final denoument lies just below my family home at Monteviot in the Scottish Borders.

The Ballad of the IX Legion


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