Professor Rashbold

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Professor Rashbold
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LanguageEnglish, Old English
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Professor Rashbold was a Man living in the 20th century England.

History[edit | edit source]

Rashbold transliterated and translated the Edwin Lowdham's manuscript on the behest of Michael George Ramer. The text was in Old English written in Tengwar. It described the Downfall of Númenor.[1]

He was described by Lowdham as a "grumpy old bear".[1]

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

The name Rashbold is a pun on J.R.R. Tolkien's own surname, being a translation from German Toll-kühn (meaning "foolhardy").[2][3]

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