Third Age 1248
From Tolkien Gateway
Notable events in this year include:
- Regent Minalcar of Gondor - with the aid of Vidugavia, King of Rhovanion - leads a great force of troops and defeats the Easterlings in the lands between Rhovanion and the Inland Sea. All Easterling camps and settlements east of the Inland Sea are destroyed.
- Minalcar takes the name Rómendacil (East-victor) in celebration of his great victory over the Easterlings.
- About this time, the western shores of the Anduin are fortified and the pillars of the Argonath are erected at the entrance to Nen Hithoel.