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The father of John Ronald Reuel JRR Tolkien Arthur Reuel Tolkien was a bank clerk He went to South Africa in the 1980s for better prospects of promotion Along came his wife Mabel John RR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein South Africa on the 3rd of January 1892 He later said that one his clearest memories of living there was a scary encounter with a large hairy spider This influenced his writing of Shelob the spider in his future classic The Lord of the Rings In 1895 he his mother and his young brother Hilary born 1894 left South Africa to go back to England for a change of climate His father decided to stay there but died suddenly after they left in 1896 They settled in the village of Sarehole which greatly influenced The Shire also in the Lord of the Rings near Birmingham When Tolkien was 8 in 1900 the family converted to Catholicism In doing so they angered many relatives That same year he was accepted into the prestigious King Edward VI School but had to leave because of financial difficulties However in 1903 he won a scholarship and was able to re-enrol As a schoolboy Tolkien found he had a love for languages He made up his own language Animalic and often spoke it with his two younger cousins On 15th October 1904 Tolkiens mother died from diabetes which was then incurable Before her death she entrusted the care of her boys to their priest Fr Francis Morgan When Tolkien was 16 he and his brother lived with a family who took in boarders There he met Edith Mary Bratt and they became firm friends At school he learnt Latin and Greek and was competent in other languages both Modern and Ancient Gothic and Finnish In 1911 he went to Oxford University to study Anglo-Saxon Gothic Welsh and Finnish languages While there he made friends with CS Lewis Due
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