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Article: "Fengel" by Anarion-(TV)
Article: "Fengel" by Gandalf-(TV)
Fengel, the third son of Folcwine,
was born in TA 2870. Fengel was
not a popular king and even his son disliked him. Fengel was greedy and
maltreated his citizens.
References: Unfinished Tales, Lord of the Rings,
Tolkien Quiz Book
son, was succeeded by his son, Thengel.
Fengel, the fifteenth King of Rohan, father of
Thengel, and grandfather of Théoden.
Oct. 8, 2003
Born in the year 2870 of the Third Age, Fengel grew up in Edoras within
Golden Hall. His father was King Folcwine, and he had two older
Fastred and Folcred, and one sister.
In this time
Rohan had a period of relative peace, as Fengel's grandfather, Folca,
done well in driving foul Orcs from Rohan's borders. This happy time was broken
when the Steward of Gondor, Túrin II, called for the aid of the
in fending off the invading men of Harad. Folcwine wished to lead his
in battle, but his twin sons, Fastred and Folcred, persuaded him to
and went in his stead. They died during battle in Ithilien in the year
For their sacrifice, Turin II sent Folcwine hoards of gold.
The death of his older brothers left Fengel as the rightful heir to the
of Rohan. When Folcwine died in 2903, he was made King. Soon after his
, he began to have troubles with his marshals. They argued often and
began to use Fengel's name without praise, to say the least. They said
he loved too much the gold given to his father, now his, and had a
for food of all types. We know nothing of his wife, but together they
three children, of whom the only son, the third, was Thengel.
Thengel left Rohan for Gondor when he reached
because he could no longer tolerate the strife he had with his father's
Fengel lived for many more years, comfortable in his
house, and enjoying his things until he passed at 83 years old in the
2953 of the Third Age.
Upon Fengel's death, his son, Thengel, was recalled
to Rohan and became the new king.
Reference: Lord of the Rings