In the year S.R. 1147 there was fought the Battle of Greenfields between invading orcs from the Mount Gram and the Hobbitry-in-arms. The Hobbits claimed the victory after their leader Bandobras Took (nicknamed Bullroarer) stroke off the head of the goblin king Golfimbul. This was the only battle fought inside the boundaries of the Shire before the War of the Ring and the Battle of Bywater.
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- The Greenfields are a large open plain in the north-western corner of the Shire region.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, entry Greenfields, p. 24
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"