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'''Aldburg''' ([[Old English|OE]]. 'Old Fortress') is one of the oldest in [[Rohan]], It is recorded it was built by [[Eorl]] in the region known as the [[Folde]], some miles to the southeast of [[Edoras]]. Though he and his family moved to [[Edoras]] early in [[Rohan]]'s history, Aldburg remained a seat of noblemen. At the time of the [[War of the Ring]], it was the home of king [[Théoden]]'s nephew [[Éomer]], who was [[3rd Marshall of the Mark]], and heir of the [[Kingship of Rohan]] himself.
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'''Aldburg''' was one of the oldest towns in [[Rohan]].
  
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==History==
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Aldburg was built by [[Eorl]] in the region known as the [[Folde]], east of [[Edoras]]. The Kings of Rohan removed to Edoras after [[Brego]], son of [[Eorl]], completed the [[Golden Hall]], but many centuries later there were still nobles living there, including [[Éomer]], son of [[Éomund]].
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Even though Aldburg was in the King's Lands as part of the [[Folde]] it was the location of the muster of the [[East-mark]] as it was the most convenient location. At the time of the [[War of the Ring]], it was the home of King [[Théoden]]'s nephew [[Éomer]], who was [[Third Marshal of the Riddermark]].<ref>{{UT|Isen}}, "Appendix", footnote 2</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Aldburg'' is an [[Old English]] name meaning "Old Fortress".{{fact}}
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Latest revision as of 22:38, 23 July 2012

Aldburg was one of the oldest towns in Rohan.

[edit] History

Aldburg was built by Eorl in the region known as the Folde, east of Edoras. The Kings of Rohan removed to Edoras after Brego, son of Eorl, completed the Golden Hall, but many centuries later there were still nobles living there, including Éomer, son of Éomund.

Even though Aldburg was in the King's Lands as part of the Folde it was the location of the muster of the East-mark as it was the most convenient location. At the time of the War of the Ring, it was the home of King Théoden's nephew Éomer, who was Third Marshal of the Riddermark.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Aldburg is an Old English name meaning "Old Fortress".[source?]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen", "Appendix", footnote 2