Tolkien Gateway

Editing Heir of Isildur

Warning: You are not logged in.

Your IP address will be recorded in this page's edit history.
The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 3: Line 3:
 
[[Isildur]] was the eldest son of [[Elendil]], and so by right he and his heirs should have inherited the title of [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King]] and ruled the [[Reunited Kingdom|Two Kingdoms]] of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. Soon after the defeat of [[Sauron]] at the end of the [[Second Age]], though, Isildur and his three elder sons all perished in the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]].<ref>{{UT|Gladden}}</ref>
 
[[Isildur]] was the eldest son of [[Elendil]], and so by right he and his heirs should have inherited the title of [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King]] and ruled the [[Reunited Kingdom|Two Kingdoms]] of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. Soon after the defeat of [[Sauron]] at the end of the [[Second Age]], though, Isildur and his three elder sons all perished in the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]].<ref>{{UT|Gladden}}</ref>
  
Isildur's only remaining Heir was [[Valandil (King of Arnor)|Valandil]], kept safe in [[Rivendell]] but only eleven years old at that time, and unable to take up his rule. So, Isildur's nephew [[Meneldil]] took control of the kingdom of Gondor, and the Two Kingdoms split from one another as Gondor's rule went to the [[House of Anárion]]. In the south, Gondor remained strong under the rule of Meneldil's descendants, but the [[Arnor|North-kingdom]] was not so fortunate. The sons of [[Eärendur (King of Arnor)|Eärendur]] quarreled, and while [[Amlaith]] was the Heir of Isildur and his father, the other sons broke the kingdom into three separate realms. Of these, Amlaith ruled [[Arthedain]], the only that [[Kings of Arthedain|was ruled]] by the Heir of Isildur. The other kingdoms were slowly overcome by dark forces of the evil land of [[Angmar]]. By the time [[Argeleb I]] of Arthedain came to power, the line of kings had failed in those kingdoms, so Argeleb claimed sovereignty over all of [[Arnor]]<ref name="Eriador">{{App|Eriador}}</ref> (taking the royal prefix ''[[ar|ar(a)-]]'' as a token of this<ref>{{App|North}}, note 4</ref>).
+
Isildur's only remaining Heir was [[Valandil (King of Arnor)|Valandil]], kept safe in [[Rivendell]] but only eleven years old at that time, and unable to take up his rule. So, Isildur's nephew [[Meneldil]] took control of the kingdom of Gondor, and the Two Kingdoms split from one another. In the south, Gondor remained strong under the rule of Meneldil's descendants, but the [[Arnor|North-kingdom]] was not so fortunate. It broke into three separate kingdoms, and only [[Arthedain]] was ruled by the Heir of Isildur; those was slowly overcome by dark forces of the neighbouring land of [[Angmar]].<ref name="Eriador">{{App|Eriador}}</ref>  
  
 
[[Arvedui]], Isildur's Heir through twenty-three generations, was the last King to rule in the north; he was also notable for marrying [[Fíriel]], daughter of the [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]] [[Ondoher]], thus uniting the [[House of Isildur]] and [[House of Anárion]]. He later attempted to reclaim the [[High King of the Dúnedain|High Kingship]], but failed,<ref name=gondor>{{App|Gondor}}</ref> and the last remnant of royal Arnor was overrun by its enemies.
 
[[Arvedui]], Isildur's Heir through twenty-three generations, was the last King to rule in the north; he was also notable for marrying [[Fíriel]], daughter of the [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]] [[Ondoher]], thus uniting the [[House of Isildur]] and [[House of Anárion]]. He later attempted to reclaim the [[High King of the Dúnedain|High Kingship]], but failed,<ref name=gondor>{{App|Gondor}}</ref> and the last remnant of royal Arnor was overrun by its enemies.
Line 12: Line 12:
  
 
The last Chieftain was [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] of the [[War of the Ring]], who famously came to [[Minas Tirith]] and reclaimed the High Kingship of all the western lands as the [[Reunited Kingdom]].<ref name="Eriador"/>
 
The last Chieftain was [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] of the [[War of the Ring]], who famously came to [[Minas Tirith]] and reclaimed the High Kingship of all the western lands as the [[Reunited Kingdom]].<ref name="Eriador"/>
{{northernline}}
+
 
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}
 
[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]
 
[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]

Please note that all contributions to Tolkien Gateway are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License (see Tolkien Gateway:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.
You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission!

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)