Snodland? Well there was the length of military ditch found nearby at
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On 26 Aug 2007, at 15:55, Rob Burns wrote:
> The only argument against that debate John is the fact that
> Tacitus only
> mentions one battle prior to Claudius coming to Britain and that
> being the one
> on the Thames. No where else does he mention an earlier battle.
> Dio on the
> other hand does but he is writing some time later and is no doubt
> copying oral
> history which over time would have become embellished.
> No archaeological evidence exists to support the Medway battle
> Selkirk (CA fame) seems to insist that Snodland is the battle site
> and he even
> went so far as to having a plaque placed there.
> I would have expected Tacitus to have reported an earlier battle
> and victory
> writing so soon after the event. The question is Why doesn't he?
> evidence of an archaeological nature apears I see no reason to
> suggest the Medwat
> battle took place. This is after all the argument used by the One
> site brigade use.