0241 - The History of Middle-earth - Vol. 8: The War of the Ring


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On Episode 241, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 8, The War of the Ring, which is the third of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings.


  • A different version of Helm's Deep
  • Tolkien's early sketches of Orthanc
  • How Sam Gamgee was almost Sam Goodchild
  • "Nice Guy" Denethor
  • Are Shelob and Ungoliant Actually The Same?


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