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Kings of Rhudaur

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(New page: {{stub}} The '''Kings of Rhudaur''' were the hereditary rulers of Rhudaur, a splinter kingdom of Arnor. The first king of Rhudaur was the third and youngest son of [[Eärendur, Ki...)
 
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The '''Kings of Rhudaur''' were the hereditary rulers of [[Rhudaur]], a splinter kingdom of [[Arnor]].
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The first king of Rhudaur was the third and youngest son of [[Eärendur, King of Arnor|Eärendur]] who following his father's death in [[Third Age 861|T.A. 861]] disputed the ascension of his elder brother [[Amlaith]] to the throne and declared himself king of an independent realm.
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Rhudaur itself was the most isolated and inhospitable of the northern kingdoms, and it would seem that a significant number of the king's subjects were native [[Hill-men]] who resented rule by [[Númenoreans]]. At some point after [[Third Age|T.A. 1300]]{{ref|1}} this group, with the support of [[Angmar]], usurped the throne of Rhudaur and drove out the [[Dúnedain]]. The usurped dynasty, if any survived, presumably sought refuge in Arthedain or Cardolan.
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The Hill-men Kings of Rhudaur ruled for some time as vassals of [[Angmar]]. Apparently however they were not very successful as by [[Third Age 1409|T.A. 1409]] the region was almost completely depopulated. At this time Rhudaur was finally annexed by Angmar and the its kingship was terminated.
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== Notes ==
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# {{note|1}} The foundation of Angmar.
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