“He did not see himself as an inventor of story but as a discoverer of legend.”
Tag: The Hobbit
This day in 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to Mable Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father’s name would be the name J.R.R. would become famous under some 60 years later, but his heart was in the ancestral home of the Suffield’s in England’s West Midlands. Mabel and Belladonna
In the original Old Norse, the Dvergatal contains rather more than sixty names, mostly strung together as a simple rhythmic list.
Alive without breath, / As cold as death, /Never thirsty, ever drinking, /All in mail, never clinking.
The Norman Conquest of England, led by William the Conqueror, was carried out between 1066 and 1071 AD. The conquest saw the death of King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the replacement of the Anglo-Saxon elite as William was crowned king and redistributed land to his fellow Normans.