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The Roll

The Roll
LocationThe Shire
T.A. 3019
Notable forList of people who fought in the Battle of Bywater

The Roll was a list of names created by Hobbits following the Battle of Bywater. The Roll contained all those hobbits who fought in the Battle of Bywater, with Captains Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took appearing at the top of the list. Other Hobbits who fought were Samwise Gamgee, Farmer Cotton, Young Tom, Jolly and Nick Cotton.

In latter years the Roll was learned by heart by Shire-historians, and the rise of fame and fortune of the Cottons dates from this time.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"