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Days of Dearth

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The Days of Dearth 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 famine continued into the year T.A. 2760.

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References

  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".