A New J.R.R. Tolkien Collection Gathers the Author’s Writings on Middle-earth’s Second Age

Image: HarperCollins With Prime Video’s prequel series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arriving in early September, it stands to reason there’ll be a renewed interest in J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings on Middle-earth’s Second Age. So the timing is perfect for The Fall of Númenor, which gathers all of Tolkien’s works on the … Read more

can the British general who lost America be rehabilitated?

In the midst of its global struggle with Napoleonic France, Britain lost three imperial heroes within months of one another. Nelson’s death at Trafalgar on October 21 1805 was followed in January 1806 by that of Prime Minster William Pitt the Younger, “the savior of Europe”, who, exhausted by work and port, died at the … Read more