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Tolkiens Life Elias Knell Page 1





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1892

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is born on January 3rd in Bloemfontein.


1895

Mother, Mabel Tolkien, returns with the sons to England.


1896

Father, Arthur Tolkien, dies in South Africa. Mother with the sons moves to Birmingham suburb and begins to teach Ronald Latin, French and drawing.


1904

Mother, Mabel Tolkien, dies of diabetes. She was 34 years old. Ronald and his brother Hilary become wards of Father Morgan, a priest at the Birmingham Oratory.


1906 – 1911

Ronald studies Old English himself and begins to develop his own languages.


1908

Orphaned boys move to Aunt's, Mrs Faulkner, home in Birmingham.


1909

Ronald falls in love with Edith Bratt, his wife-to-be He fails the exams on obtaining Oxford grant.


1914

Ronald finds his sweetheart Edith Bratt. The War I is declared Tolkien returns to Oxford to finish his degree.


1915

Awarded First Class Honours degree in English language and Literature.


1916

Marries Edith Bratt in Warwick. Goes to war in France. Sees action on the Somme as second lieutenant. In November is returned to England with shell shock.


1917

While recovering begins to write "The Simarillion". Birth of the first son, John.


1920

Appointed Reader in English Language at Leeds University. Birth of the second son, Michael Begins to write Father Christmas Letters.


1924

Tolkien becomes a professor of English Language at Leeds. Birth of the third son, Christopher.


1926

Tolkien meets C.S. Lewis (the author of the famous “Chronicles of Narnia”) and their friendship blossoms.


1929

Birth of the fourth child, Priscilla.


1930

Tolkien becomes one of the founder members of "The Inklings". Begins to write the first version of "The Hobbit".


1936

Tolkien completes "The Hobbit". Delivers his lecture "Beowulf": "The Monsters and the Critics".


1937

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