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  • Updated 30 April 2002
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First Battle of the Fords of Isen

The battle that saw Théodred’s end

The assault by Saruman's forces on the Rohirrim under the command of Théodred, Grimbold and Elfhelm. Théodred the King's sole heir was slain in the attack, and indeed it was later discovered that this had been Saruman's main purpose - after Théodred's loss, his armies withdrew.

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