Eärendil (King of Gondor)
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Language||Westron and Sindarin|
|Birth||T.A. 48 |
|Rule||T.A. 238 - 324 (86 years)|
|Death||T.A. 324 (aged 279)|
|House||House of Anárion|
 Other Versions of the Legendarium
In The Peoples of Middle-earth, Section VII "The Heirs of Elendil", it was explained that three manuscripts existed in the textual history of this section. Manuscript A contained the Southern Line of Gondor, and appeared to be the first stage of composition. Manuscript B added the Northern Line, and began as a fair copy of A for the Southern line but became heavily emended. Manuscript B led to Manuscript C, a fine copy (but with later emendations), which led to a final typescript D. In the earlier Manuscripts A and B, Eärendil lived from T.A. 40 to 316 instead of T.A. 48 to 324.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
House of Anárion
|5th King of Gondor
T.A. 238 - 324