The History of Leith

August 16, 2011

The field of battle

These were two of the twenty-one Caledonian tribes who were connected by” such slight ties as scarcely to enjoy a social state, and who then occupied the whole of Northern Britain. That these Ottadeni and Gadeni were well armed, and resisted bravely, the number of camps and battle-stones scattered throughout the country amply attests; and it is not improbable that the site of Dalkeith (Dalcath, or the field of battle) may have seen some struggle with Agricola’s Roman, Batavian, and Tungrian cohorts

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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