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The Battle of the Eastern Field

The Battle of the Eastern Field is the first known published poem by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was published in 1911 in The King Edward's School Chronicle on pages 22-26. The poem is a parody of Thomas Babbington Macaulay's The Lays of Ancient Rome.

In 1978, the poem was reprinted in Mallorn 12.[1] In 2008, the poem was reprinted in Mallorn 46, with commentary by Maggie Burns.[2]

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  1. "Mallorn 12. 1978" , TolkienBooks.net (accessed 19 September 2013)
  2. Tolkien Studies, Vol. X (eds. David Bratman, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger), "In Memoriam: Maggie Burns"