#On This Day – The Ring
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
John Ronald Reuel Tolkein (J. R. R. Tolkein) died on 2 September 1973 at the age of eighty-one. Tolkein is perhaps best known as the author of classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillion. But do you know what connects Tolkein’s fantasy books to nineteenth century South Africa, a New York advertising agency, a chicken farmer, a wrecked Spanish galleon, Henry VIII’s military engineer, Turkish pirate Barbarossa and the islands of Trobriand?
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