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The '''King's Company''', also known as the '''King's Riders''', was the first [[Éored]] of the [[Riders of Rohan]], who rode to battle beside the King himself. At the end of the [[Third Age]], they were led by [[Déorwine]], who fell with the [[Théoden|king]] in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].
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The '''King's Company''', also known as the '''King's Riders''', was the first [[Éored]] of the [[Riders of Rohan]], who rode to battle beside the King himself. At the end of the [[Third Age]], they were led by [[Déorwine]], who with six others of the Company fell with the [[Théoden|king]] in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].<ref>{{RK|V6}}</ref>  Later, when [[Éomer]] came to [[Minas Tirith]] to lead the funeral procession of King Théoden back to [[Rohan]], he brought the King's Company with him.<ref>{{RK|VI6}}</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
'''2001-03: [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]:'''
 
'''2001-03: [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]:'''
:The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of [[Edoras]]. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan, have a consistent uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a spectacled helm with a horse-hair crest. [[Gamling]], [[Háma]] and [[Grimbold]] all wear this same uniform to emphesise their rank. The Royal Guard notably bear the body of [[Théodred]] from the Golden Hall during his funeral.
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:The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of [[Edoras]]. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan, have a consistent uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a helm with a horse-hair crest. [[Gamling]], [[Háma]] and [[Grimbold]] all wear this same uniform to emphasize their rank. The Royal Guard notably bear the body of [[Théodred]] from the Golden Hall during his funeral.
  
==References==
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[The Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Many Partings]]
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Latest revision as of 00:16, 14 February 2013

The King's Company, also known as the King's Riders, was the first Éored of the Riders of Rohan, who rode to battle beside the King himself. At the end of the Third Age, they were led by Déorwine, who with six others of the Company fell with the king in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.[1] Later, when Éomer came to Minas Tirith to lead the funeral procession of King Théoden back to Rohan, he brought the King's Company with him.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2001-03: The Lord of the Rings (film series):

The King's Company appear to be the inspiration for the Royal Guard of Edoras. They, unlike other soldiers in Rohan, have a consistent uniform with a long leaf-mail hauberk, a rich green cloak and a helm with a horse-hair crest. Gamling, Háma and Grimbold all wear this same uniform to emphasize their rank. The Royal Guard notably bear the body of Théodred from the Golden Hall during his funeral.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Many Partings"