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Tolkiens Life Elias Knell Page 1
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is born on January 3rd in Bloemfontein.
Mother, Mabel Tolkien, returns with the sons to England.
Father, Arthur Tolkien, dies in South Africa. Mother with the sons moves to Birmingham suburb and begins to teach Ronald Latin, French and drawing.
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.
Orphaned boys move to Aunt's, Mrs Faulkner, home in Birmingham.
Ronald falls in love with Edith Bratt, his wife-to-be He fails the exams on obtaining Oxford grant.
Ronald finds his sweetheart Edith Bratt. The War I is declared Tolkien returns to Oxford to finish his degree.
Awarded First Class Honours degree in English language and Literature.
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.
While recovering begins to write "The Simarillion". Birth of the first son, John.
Appointed Reader in English Language at Leeds University. Birth of the second son, Michael Begins to write Father Christmas Letters.
Tolkien becomes a professor of English Language at Leeds. Birth of the third son, Christopher.
Tolkien meets C.S. Lewis (the author of the famous “Chronicles of Narnia”) and their friendship blossoms.
Birth of the fourth child, Priscilla.
Tolkien becomes one of the founder members of "The Inklings". Begins to write the first version of "The Hobbit".
Tolkien completes "The Hobbit". Delivers his lecture "Beowulf": "The Monsters and the Critics".