This week in Middle-earth history: Gollum arrives in the Woodland Realm; Dol Guldur is razed; the mallorn at Bag End flowers.
Today in Middle-earth history: The destruction of the One Ring, the Downfall of Barad-dûr and the final defeat of Sauron Gorthaur; also, it’s Tolkien Reading Day!
Author JRR Tolkien believed that we each have a great sacrifice to make, for the betterment of all humanity. Frodo bore the Ring, for the sake of The Shire; Aragorn walked the Paths of the Dead, for the sake of the Free Peoples; and I watched Rankin/Bass Productions’ 1977 animated television production of “The Hobbit,” for you, my readers.
On this day, March 22nd, in 1916, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien married Edith Mary Bratt at the Catholic Church of St. Mary Immaculate in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. He was 24; she was 27.
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This week in Middle-earth history: Frodo and Sam capture Gollum in the Emyn Muil; Aragorn is born; the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen; Isengard destroyed.