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John Jethro Rashbold

John Jethro Rashbold
Man
Biographical Information
PositionUndergraduate
LocationOxford
AffiliationThe Notion Club
LanguageEnglish
Birth1965
Physical Description
GenderMale

John Jethro Rashbold (born in 1965) was a member of the Notion Club.

[edit] History

Rashbold was an undergraduate at Magdalen College in Oxford. He was a classical scholar and an apprentice poet, and was introduced to the Club by Philip Frankley, to whom he was much attached.[1]

[edit] Inspiration

The name Rashbold is a play on J.R.R. Tolkien's own surname. It is a rough translation of Tolkien (from German Toll-kühn) which means "foolhardy".[2][3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Foreword and List of Members"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Introduction"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 165, (undated, written June 1955)