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  • Wayne G. Hammond
    ... Although it s true that Tolkien wrote Appendix 1 to the report on the excavation at Lydney Park, there s not a shred of evidence that he ever visited the
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 4, 2006
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      Margaret wrote:

      ><mailto:WendellWag%40aol.com>WendellWag<mailto:WendellWag%40aol.com>@...
      >wrote:
      > >
      > > Here's a website that claims that Tolkien wrote a chapter in a book
      > about an
      > > archeological site in the Forest of Dean:
      > >
      > >
      > _<http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/films/tolkien.shtml_>http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/films/tolkien.shtml_
      > > (http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/films/tolkien.shtml)
      >
      >This would presumably be J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Name 'Nodens'",
      >Appendix 1 to =Report on the Excavation ... in Lydney Park,
      >Gloucestershire=, Reports of the Research Committee of the
      >Society of Antiquaries, no. 9 (London: Oxford University Press,
      >1932), pp. 132-7. Tom Shippey discusses this piece of
      >scholarship in THE ROAD TO MIDDLE-EARTH in the chapter,
      >"Philological Inquiries."
      >
      >So it would appear to be quite true!

      Although it's true that Tolkien wrote Appendix 1 to the report on the
      excavation at Lydney Park, there's not a shred of evidence that he ever
      visited the site or helped with the study in any other way. The comments
      reported by the BBC are one of many (to say the least) dubious claims to
      Tolkien's presence, or to a source of inspiration for _The Lord of the
      Rings_, that were put forward at the time of the Jackson films.

      Wayne Hammond


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