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The Lord of the Rings

Features

Discover Tolkien’s mythical creatures, nature versus industrialism and contemporary spin-offs that has taken Tolkien’s vision to the big screen.

Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, but following his father’s death, his family moved to Sarehole, then outside the city of Birmingham.

Tolkien
Nature v Industrialism

Nature v Industrialism

Don’t be surprised if you stumble across a hobbit hole in the Warwickshire village of Sarehole, now part of the city of Birmingham, as its natural beauty was the inspiration for Frodo’s village of Hobbiton, in the Shire region of Middle-earth.

Christian Symbolism

If it wasn’t for Tolkien, C.S Lewis may not have created the beloved Christian-infused world of Narnia. Lewis was an atheist until Tolkien brought him to Christianity.

Christian Symbolism
Mythical creatures

Mythical creatures

St George, England’s Patron Saint, slayed a dragon; we still try predicting the weather for the 40 days following St Swithen’s Day (July 15); and the Tooth Fairy still buys teeth off children.

Spin-offs

While the books have remained successful to this day, the spin-offs have provided The Lord of the Ring’s fan base and J.R.R Tolkein’s followers with further delight. Here we take a look at the movies, stage musicals, the soundtrack, and what the future holds for The Lord of the Rings.

Spin-offs
Ten things...

Ten things...

You may not know about the magical tale we all wish we could be a part of…