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Norman Keeps

Norman Keeps
Man
Biographical Information
PositionBarber
LocationEngland
LanguageEnglish
Physical Description
GenderMale

Norman Keeps was a Man living in the 20th century England.

[edit] History

Norman Keeps was not his actual name, but rather a nickname that Lowdham and Frankley gave him. He was their barber, and a nice and moderately intelligent men, but to him, everything that the "Dark Ages" stood for were "Norman Keeps", "Them Jameses", "The Squires" and "The People".[1]

[edit] Inspiration

Norman Keeps was an actual person, who expounded to J.R.R. Tolkien the view of English history as recounted by the eponymous character in the story. He was a barber too.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", "Night 65"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Notes"