The Sixth Age of Arda refers to our historical world from the early history until the Second World War (referred to as "the Six Years War" in The Notion Club Papers). The early years of the Sixth Age are marked by the speakers of Indo-European languages migrating into the Westlands and displacing or absorbing the ancient Edainic peoples while the Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits retreated from Mannish incursions and became regarded as myth.


Notable events of the Sixth Age

Men of the Sixth Age

Ælfheah ‘the fatherless’ Ælfwine of England Aeneas Alboin King of the Lombards Alboin Errol Alexander Cameron Alwin Arundel Lowdham Arundel Lowdham Audoin King of the Lombards Audoin Errol Bentley Beorn Bior of the Ythlings Ceola of Somerset Céolwulf Colombo Arditi C.S. Lewis Cwén Déor D.N. Borrow Dom Jonathan Markison Dr. Abel Pitt Éadgifu of Lionesse Eädwine Edwin Lowdham Eoh Eriol Eruamillë Finntann the oldest man Geraint of West Wales Heden the leather and fur clad Hengest Heorrenda Horsa Howard Green James Jones of Oxford J.R. Titmass J. R. R. Tolkien John Jethro Rashbold King Arthur King Sheave Michael George Ramer Nicholas Guildford Norman Keeps Old Professor Rashbold Orm Oswin Errol Oswin Lowdham Óswine Prince of Gwar Ottor Peabody Philip Frankley Platon Pumpernickel Queen Elizabeth I of England Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Ranulph Stainer Remus Romulus Rosamunda Rupert Dolbear Sir Gerald Manface Tréowine W.W. Wormald Wilfred Trewin Jeremy

Middle-Earth and modern Day Europe


The Westlands of Middle-Earth in comparison to modern Europe

Tolkien intended Middle-Earth, or the Westlands, to correspond to Europe but set in a fictional prehistoric Age. He even gave hints that he intended Minas Tirith to be set on the same degree of latitude as Florence and Hobbiton and Rivendell to lay on the same latitude as Oxford. However he never gave informations on any degree of longitude, but these could eventually be guessed by taking his early maps of Beleriand into account. His sketches in the Shaping of Middle-Earth show the northwestern Coasts of Beleriand to be parallel with the west coast of North Africa, taking into account that Beleriand measured roughly 600 miles in longitude, this would set the Nenuial approximately on the same degree of longitude as Dublin. On the other hand, in his early writings, Tolkien had concipated Great Britain and Ireland to be remnants of eastern Tol Eressëa which had broken off the greater part of the island and remained in the east after Ulmo had transferred the rest of the Island into the Bay of Eldamar. Concerning this, the progenitor of the later British Isles must have been part of an archipelago which lay west of the Ered Luin close to the remains of the Bay of Balar and ancient Beleriand, which would place the coast of Lindon at least between the 0 and 10 degree of longitude.

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