CoH

‘Last of all Húrin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Húrin cried: ’Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!’ Seventy times he uttered that cry, but they took him at last alive…’ - Of the Fifth Battle, The Silmarillion.

Húrin, by Fragoulis

So we know the girl gets annoyed with him at the end of the video, but he doesn’t change regardless of her emotions at the end. Yes, he gets sad, but he’s not going to change his personality for a girl, which is why he continues to act silly, despite her being upset. He rather lose the girl than lose himself in a relationship. It’s a beautiful song and now music video. This is hands down the best video they have released. 

bbc.com
DNA study finds London was ethnically diverse from start
A DNA study has confirmed that London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.

principia-coh submitted:

The analysis reveals what some of the very first Londoners looked like and where they came from.

The first results are from four people: two had origins from outside Europe, another was from continental Europe and one was a native Briton.

The researchers plan to analyse more of the 20,000 human remains stored at the Museum of London.

According to Caroline McDonald, who is a senior curator at the museum, London was a cosmopolitan city from the moment it was created following the Roman invasion 2,000 years ago.

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Image copyright Museum of London, Peter Jackson 
Image caption Early London: An artist’s impression of building work at the Roman Fort Wall in 200AD

“The thing to remember with the original Londoners is that they were not born here. Every first generation Londoner was from somewhere else - whether it was somewhere else in Britain, somewhere else on the continent somewhere else in the Mediterranean, somewhere else from Africa,” she said.

——continued at link, via @Iron_Spike.

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middle earth meme: [1/5] battles >> NIRNAETH ARNOEDIAD

In that very time, at the third hour of morning, the trumpets of Maedhros were heard at last coming up from the east, and the banners of the sons of Fëanor assailed the enemy in the rear. Some have said that the even then the Eldar might have won the day, had all their hosts proved faithful; for the Orcs wavered, and their onslaught was stayed, and already some were turning to flight. But even as the vanguard of Maedhros came upon the Orcs, Morgoth loosed his last strength, and Angband was emptied.

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Tuor & Túrin relationships and Children of Húrin sketches

EDIT: I added marks/keys for the relationships

- Tuor and Túrin relationships: Brothers Húrin and Huor, cousins Rían and Morwen, Tuor son of Huor and Rían, Túrin son of Húrin and Morwen, Idril wife of Tuor, and Niënor sister-wife of Túrin.

- “Farewell, O twice beloved!” Niënor saying goodbye to an unconscious Túrin before committing suicide after discovering their relation and mistaking him for dead. 

- Suicides of Niënor and Túrin, Túrin also commits suicide after discovering his relation to Niënor and news of her death.