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Birmingham and Tolkien

Apart from being the city in which the Black Sabbath were born, there are some other interesting facts you should know about Birmingham. 😉

Located in the centre of the West Midlands of England, Birmingham was originally an Anglo-Saxon farm called “Beorma inga ham” (the meaning is “the farm of the sons of Beorma”), and was recorded on the Domesday Book of 1086 as worth 20 shillings! 😉 The motto of the city is “Forward!” and its people are nicknamed “Brummies“.

The city of Birmingham is mainly linked with J. R. R. Tolkien (the author of “The Hobbit”, the trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Silmarillion”) who spent most of his life there. Tourists in Birmingham usually go on a “Tolkien tour” to visit the places of his childhood and youth which he might have had in mind when describing the Middle Earth 🙂

Follow the links to the videos on Tolkien’s playground and Tolkien’s tour in Birmingham to learn more! ——————————————>

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2 thoughts on “Birmingham and Tolkien

  1. “J. R. R. Tolkien (the author of “The Hobbit”, the trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Silmarillion”) who spent most of his life there.” No — most of his childhood, a short (but formative) part of his life.

  2. Childhood AND youth…as I also stated a few lines below in the post.
    But you’re right, I overlooked it. I’ll be more careful in the future.
    Thanks 🙂

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