J R R Tolkien

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J. R. R. Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)

After the death of their mother, Mabel, John Ronald and his brother Hillary were left in the care of catholic priest Father Francis Morgan. Mabel had been converted to Catholicism and would not allow her sons to be brought up any other way.

Father Morgan found the two teenagers living at Dutchess Road hotell, Birmingham. It was here that John Ronald met and fell in love with Edith Bratt, another lodger.
She was attractive and small with grey eyes like Luthien Tinuviel, but she was also three years older than John Ronald and she was not catholic. Concerned for John Ronald’s education, Father Morgan forbade him to see or have any contact with her until he was 21. John Ronald did not give up on his love, and the midnight beginning his 21st birthday, he wrote to her again: “How long will it be before we can be joined together?”
When Edith replied that she was engaged to someone else, John Ronald quickly traveled to see her. Edith broke off the engagement and was engaged to
“John Ronald” when he was 22, after she became a Catholic. The faith was dark for the marriage. John Ronal married Edith the year after graduating from Exter College, Oxford in 1915, and they enjoyed a 56-year marriage.

The debate continues on whether Tolkien’s works are children’s books, but, no matter who his books are meant for, most of them began as bedtime stories. Tolkien’s four children were the first to hear many of the stories that have now become classics. Some books were published and some not.

Tolkien believed deeply in Catholicism, and his oldest son Jonathan Francis, who was named for Tolkien’s former guardian Father Francis Xavier, shared this faith.
His father Arthur Tolkien died when Ronald was four years old. His grandfather John Benjamin Tolkien was so grieved by the death of his son that he died six months later. Ronald didn’t have the chance to spend much time with the family of his father’s side. But there still was aunt Grace, his father´s younger sister, who told him the family tales. According to aunt Grace the Tolkien family was of...

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Mimers Brunn [Online]. http://mimersbrunn.se/article?id=1575 [2018-09-25]

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