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A Sense of History


A Sense of History relates Tolkien's writings to our real-world history.

Character of the Month Biographies

Various Authors

Each month, SWG features a different character from The Silmarillion. For ease of reading and research, all Character of the Month biographies have been collected here.

History of Middle-earth Summaries

Dawn Felagund

The History of Middle-earth project is an ongoing attempt to summarize the entire book series and put together the many ideas, commentaries, and footnotes of the series into easy-to-follow summaries.

Linguistic Foolery

Darth Fingon

Linguistic Foolery answers frequently asked questions about Tolkien's languages.

Silmarillion Chapter Summaries

Dawn Felagund

Designed as a resource for leading readings of The Silmarillion, the chapter summaries are also a nice review for those returning to unfamiliar sections of the book or who would like guidance while reading it for the first time.