A list of available documents related to The History of Middle-earth (and
related books: The Letters and The Unfinished Tales, for example, where
relevant) by Christopher Tolkien.
Document history (since 12 June 2018)
27 May 2022
Remove all text due to copyright concerns. I have to rework
this and it will likely take a long while as I have a lot going
on and I've been quite stressed (I did start it but I had to
stop so I decided to just remove the content).
03 Aug 2021
Add more information about the Five Wizards (including the
role of the Blue Wizards).
31 Jul 2021
Minor note on the fact that there's more known about the
blue wizards in The Peoples of Middle-earth (it's in the todo
file but I wanted to note it in the History of The Lord of the
Rings document too).
14 Dec 2020
Typo fix in The Lord of the Rings document.
17 Oct 2020
Reorder two sections of The Lord of the Rings history
document to make consistent with the preceding section.
28 Jun 2020
Add more on Oliphaunts in the history of The Lord of the Rings document.
03 Apr 2020
Add initial germ of the Nazgûl calling cry to the history of
The Lord of the Rings document.
31 Mar 2020
Add the Oliphaunt rhyme to the Oliphaunts history section of
the history of The L.R. document.
26 Mar 2020
Add amusing dialogue between Bingo, Odo and Frodo about
hobbit-holes and hobbit-houses in the history of The Lord of the
20 Feb 2020
Add to History of The Lord of the Rings two sections: the
complete history of oliphaunts and the earlier names for Dernhelm
(the name Éowyn gives Merry, disguised as a man).
Fix the error that Glorfindel was last seen at The Council of
Elrond (in fact we last see him leave Middle-earth along with the
others at the end of The LR but that's of no real
23 Dec 2019
Added a comment on the hobbit invention in the document on the
History of Middle-earth.
08 Dec 2019
Link and hypertext fixes.
Remove some redundancy (and extraneous details).
Add the original story where Frodo encounters Treebeard (very
different in every way from the final).
Cleaned up a number of sections and made last updated/new dates
consistent in the menu with the sections themselves.
05 Jul 2019
Fix long time error in The History of The Lord of the Rings
document: it is not 'Stone Giant' but 'Stone Troll'; the original
source of the conflation derives from the origin of 'trolls' versus
'giants'; direct link to section is
As well I updated a few other sections, referencing some things and
even other sections to make things a bit clearer or easier to
11 Jun 2019
Add two sections to The Lord of the Rings document: pranks that
Bingo plays on Farmer Maggot and alternative Ring verses.
03 May 2019
Add link to History of Middle-earth commentary document.
Update formatting (I believe that it should be responsive now).
17 Aug 2018
Remove erroneous statement about Thorin and a Ring of Power in The Hobbit.