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In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arthedain was one of the three kingdoms of Middle-earth that resulted from the breakup of Arnor during the Third Age. Image File history File links ARTHEDAIN_location_map_in_middle_earth. ... Image File history File links ARTHEDAIN_location_map_in_middle_earth. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Image File history File links Arda. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


During the reign of Eärendur, King of Arnor his sons were in open discord, which erupted into civil war after Eärendur's death in T.A. 861. Amlaith, the true heir to the throne of Arnor, was opposed by his two brothers. Unable to resolve the situation, he was reduced to ruling the region of Arthedain (his brothers created the kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur to the south and east). Eärendur is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... This is a list of Kings of Arnor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Amlaith is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Cardolan is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Rhudaur is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkien universe of Middle-earth. ...


Arthedain was bounded upon the north by Forochel and the west by the Lune; upon the east by the Weather Hills and the south by the Baranduin. Arthedain nominally included the Shire. The kingdom's capital was at Fornost, and Bree was one of its important towns. Annúminas was in the territory of Arthedain, but mostly abandoned and falling into ruin. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fornost Erain (Sindarin Northern-fortress of the Kings from for(n) (north) + ost (fortress); Norbury of the Kings in Westron) was a city of Eriador in the north of Middle-earth. ... Bree is a fictional village in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Annúminas (Elvish West Tower or Sunset Tower) is a city of Middle-earth. ...


Around T.A. 1300 the kingdom of Angmar appeared at Arthedain's north-eastern border. Its King was the chief of the Ringwraiths, the Witch-king, although this was not known to the Dúnedain. Rhudaur, aided by Angmar, attacked in T.A. 1356. Argeleb I died in this conflict. When this new threat came Cardolan placed itself under the suzerainty of Arthedain, which then began to call itself Arnor again. Cardolan repeatedly sent aid to Arthedain when needed but by T.A. 1409 Cardolan and Rhudaur were conquered by Angmar and Arthedain only survived with the help of Elvish reinforcements from Lórien and the Havens. location of Angmar in Middle-earth marked in red Angmar (Sindarin: Iron-home) is a fictional kingdom in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Nazgûl (Black Speech: Ringwraiths, sometimes written Ring-wraiths), also known as the Nine Riders or Black Riders (or simply the Nine), are evil servants of Sauron in Middle-earth. ... The Witch-king Angmar is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien, the chief of the Ringwraiths of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were a fictional race of Men descended from the Númenóreans that survived the fall of their island kingdom and came to Eriador in Middle-earth, led by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion. ... Argeleb I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Suzerainty refers to a situation in which a region or people is a tributary to a more powerful entity which allows the tributary some limited domestic autonomy but controls its foreign affairs. ...


After 1409 Angmar's power was temporarily broken and the North Kingdom enjoyed relative peace although its population continued to decline. Indeed the decline was so severe that in 1601 Argeleb II granted a large portion of Arthedain's best farmland to Hobbit refugees, as these lands had become deserted. Arthedain was not badly affected by the Great Plague and it can be guessed that warfare with Angmar resumed in earnest sometime after 1800, with mention being made of a victory gained in 1851 by King Araval, although sources for the Kingdom's history are sketchy until the beginning of the 20th century of the Third Age. Arthedain spent the next seventy years in desperate conflict with Angmar but the Northern realm probably lacked the manpower and resources to win the war, as aid from Gondor was not forthcoming owing to the Wainrider threat. In T.A. 1974 Arthedain was overrun and Fornost fell into the hands of Angmar. King Arvedui fled northwards and was killed in a ship wreck the following year, taking with him the palantíri of the North. Arthedain fell just one year too soon for help was finally sent from Gondor under the lead of Eärnur. This army reached Arthedain in T.A. 1975 and destroyed Angmar at the Battle of Fornost. Arvedui is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Eärnur is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, the thirty-third and last King of Gondor. ... Combatants Army of Gondor under Eärnur, Dúnedain of Arnor, Men of Rhovanion, Elves of Lindon, and (according to Hobbit lore) a company of Hobbit archers from The Shire. ...


The death of Arvedui spelt the end of the North Kingdom. The kings of Arthedain were also the lords of the Shire and the Shire chose the Thain to replace the kings. His son, Aranarth decided to not rebuild the kingdom and so became the first Chieftain of the Dúnedain. From him Aragorn is descended. The fields of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works. ... Thain is a common variant spelling of Thane or Thegn, an Anglo-Saxon term for a minor noble, probably best known for its use in Shakespeares Macbeth. ... Aranarth is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aragorn (II., son of Arathorn II.) is an important character from J. R. R Tolkiens legendarium. ...


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arthedain - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com (313 words)
Tolkien, Arthedain was one of the three kingdoms of Middle-earth that resulted from the breakup of Arnor during the Third Age.
Unable to resolve the situation, he was reduced to ruling the region of Arthedain, which consisted approximately of the lands west of Baranduin and north of the Great East Road.
The kings of Arthedain were also the lords of The Shire and the Shire chose the Thain to replace the kings.
Angmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
Since the Witch-king was a vassal to the Dark Lord Sauron, it is presumed that Angmar's wars against the successor kingdoms of Arnor were done at Sauron's bidding.
However, with the aid of the armies of Cardolan, Arthedain managed to maintain a line of defense along the Weather Hills.
Angmar took the Arthedain capital Fornost, thereby destroying the last kingdom of the Dúnedain.
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