The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
The night of 3 to 4 March III 3019
Location
Helm's Deep, a fortified valley in the northern White Mountains

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 11 August 2010
  • Updates planned: 1

Battle of the Hornburg

The battle between Rohan and Isengard beneath Helm’s Deep

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
Map of the Battle of the Hornburg
(1) Erkenbrand is defeated at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen, and his men scatter across the plains. (2) Hearing news of the defeat, Théoden diverts to the defensive position of Helm's Deep. (3) The armies of Saruman travel from the Fords, besieging Helm's Deep on the night of 3 March III 3019. (4) Erkenbrand's men, gathered by Gandalf, ride to the relief of Théoden. Saruman's forces are defeated.

Saruman's mighty assault on the forces of Rohan in Helm's Deep. After fighting through a stormy night, the Rohirrim had the victory.


For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2001, 2003, 2010. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.