The IX Legion Hispana is based on a real legion of the same name based in modern Lincoln towards the end of the 1st century. After being ambushed by Bouccica while en route South to Colchester to aid another legion on campaign in Britain, the survivors retreated to a nearby fort under what is now Longthorpe Golf Course. They resized this fort to meet their new needs while they regrouped.

About the Ninth Legion

Around many forts in Britain townships sprang up. For this reason, the group also looks at camp life in general. You will often see a legionary repairing or polishing his equipment to keep up ready for battle or meet locals and Roman slaves helping the camp run smoothly.

Image from Peterborough County Council website