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Days of Dearth

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The Days of Death was the period of famine in The Shire following the Long Winter.[1] The Long Winter was a bitterly cold winter (lasting from November T.A. 2758 to March 2759[2]), in which many thousands of Hobbits died. The Days of Dearth was the dreadful famine which continued in The Shire into the year T.A. 2760.

See Also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"