TIL Gandalfs stand at Minas Tirith in The Lord of The Rings books was based on a real bishop who mounted a hopeless defense against the Magyars until the emperor came to relieve him with an army of heavy knights. by whatilearned August 11, 2022, 11:48 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrich_of_Augsburg What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote ArmybasedbishopbooksdefenseemperorGandalfsheavyhopelessknightslordMagyarsMinasmountedrealRelieveringsstandTILTirithToday I learned See more Previous article I fucking hate e-daters I try so hard for what Next article How many Germans … One Comment Leave a Reply I immodestly consider myself very well versed in all things Tolkien and I never knew this. Many thanks for sharing. Fascinating. Long live the Magyar? https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/6/long-live-the-magyar Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.