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The '''Wandering Days''' is the term used by [[Hobbits]] to refer to the centuries-long period of their westward migration from their races' ancestral home somewhere in the wild East (probably in the upper vales of the river Anduin). Over many generations the Hobbits drifted westward until many were settled between  the Brandywine river and the Weather Hills, predominantly in the Bree-land.  Eventually, in the year 1601 of the Third Age a large population of Hobbits was granted permission by King [[Argeleb II]], one of the least few Kings of Arthedain to colonize the region which would become [[The Shire]], the main homeland of most of Hobbit-kind.
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The '''Wandering Days''' was the term used by [[Hobbits]] to refer to the centuries-long period of their westward migration from their races' ancestral home somewhere in the wild East (probably in the upper vales of the river Anduin).<ref name="Hobbits">{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
  
The oral history and memory of the Hobbits does not extend further back than their "Wandering Days", with their exact origins having been lost.
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Over many generations the Hobbits drifted westward until around {{TA|1050}} many [[Harfoots]] settled in [[Eriador]].  About {{TA|1150|n}} the [[Fallohides]] entered Eriador while many [[Stoors]] settled near [[Tharbad]] in [[Dunland]]. In {{TA|1300|n}} the northern Hobbits had to flee from [[Angmar]] and some Stoors (in {{TA|1356|n}}) returned to the [[Gladden Fields|Gladden]]. The others continued westward and their first settlements were in [[Bree]] and [[Staddle]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>
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Eventually, in the year {{TA|1601}} a large population of Hobbits was granted permission by King [[Argeleb II]],<ref name="TA"/> one of the last few Kings of [[Arthedain]], to colonize the region beyond the [[Brandywine]], and were later joined by the Stoors of Dunland. This would become [[The Shire]], the main homeland of most of Hobbit-kind.
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The oral history and memory of the Hobbits did not extend further back than their "Wandering Days", with their exact origins having been lost.<ref name="Hobbits"/>
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Latest revision as of 20:16, 17 January 2012

The Wandering Days was the term used by Hobbits to refer to the centuries-long period of their westward migration from their races' ancestral home somewhere in the wild East (probably in the upper vales of the river Anduin).[1]

Over many generations the Hobbits drifted westward until around T.A. 1050 many Harfoots settled in Eriador. About 1150 the Fallohides entered Eriador while many Stoors settled near Tharbad in Dunland. In 1300 the northern Hobbits had to flee from Angmar and some Stoors (in 1356) returned to the Gladden. The others continued westward and their first settlements were in Bree and Staddle.[2]

Eventually, in the year T.A. 1601 a large population of Hobbits was granted permission by King Argeleb II,[2] one of the last few Kings of Arthedain, to colonize the region beyond the Brandywine, and were later joined by the Stoors of Dunland. This would become The Shire, the main homeland of most of Hobbit-kind.

The oral history and memory of the Hobbits did not extend further back than their "Wandering Days", with their exact origins having been lost.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"