Sunday, September 18, 2011

Of Normans and hobbits

— Did you know that Tolkien really did not like the French, partially because of the Norman invasion of England? [The invasion erased much of the original Anglo-Saxon culture that was very dear to Tolkien.]
— I am sure the body odor did not help either.


Yedid Nefesh said...

But he was a close friend of C.S Lewis who is a great author!

Certified Ashkenazi said...

C.S. Lewis was Ulster Irish.