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This Week in Middle-earth


1st May, 2942 [The Hobbit]

  • Gandalf and Bilbo return to Rivendell at the end of Bilbo’s unexpected adventure

It was on May the First that the two came back at last to the brink of the valley of Rivendell, where stood the Last (or the First) Homely House.

[The Hobbit, Chapter 19: The Last Stage]

1st May, 3019 [The Lord of the Rings]

  • Elrond and Arwen set out from Rivendell
  • Crowning of King Elessar

[…] and Gandalf set the White Crown upon his head, and said: “Now come the days of the King, and may they be blessed while the thrones of the Valar endure!”

[The Return of the King, Chapter 5: The Steward and the King]

1st May, 3020 [The Lord of the Rings]

  • Samwise marries Rose

Sam Gamgee married Rose Cotton in the Spring of 1429 (which was also famous for its weddings), and they came and lived at Bag End. And if Sam thought himself lucky, Frodo knew that he was more lucky himself; for there was not a hobbit in the Shire that was looked after with such care.

[The Return of the King, Chapter 9: The Grey Heavens]

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