Talk:Bree (Middle-earth)

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Hmm, Bree is a major character in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy" as well.

How embarrassing! I wrote "Middle-eastern" by mistake in the Summary field, instead of "Middle-earth". I guess there's no escaping the M.E. conflict, even in the king of escape literature.

They'll probably figure out some way to blame Israel for the War of the Ring. It seems like people have found a way to drag Israel into *everything* in Wikipedia that hints at oppression (apartheid, terrorism, 9/11 attacks...), whether they deserve it or not. Maybe Barliman Butterbur was actually an agent of Ariel Sharon?!? Modemac

Technically, this should be Bree (Middle-earth). If we can move pages (I.E., with histories) it maybe worth doing so, or we could just make this a redirect, or we could just leave it as it is. Doesn't anyone particularly care? I think maximising the consistency of our Middle-earth namespace would be a very good thing. --General Wesc

What's wrong with just calling it Bree? -- Zoe

Check at Bree: "Bree is also a municipality in Belgium" -- Tarquin

How can one say that Bree is mostly populated with men, the population is a mix of men and hobbits, and the only place in middle-earth where men and hobbits co-exist hormoniously! Somebody isn't doing their homework. AVI

New Image?[edit]

I have taken an image of Bree from Lord of the Rings online. Anyone mind if I put it on here?

Fair use rationale for Image:Breewide.jpg[edit]

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What is the source that Bree was part of Cardolan? I've heard that before as being something Tolkien wrote, but it appears to contradict the description of the borders he gives in the Appendix, which says that the border between Arthedain and Cardolan is the road - Bree is on the northern (i.e., Arthedain) side of the road. I'm not doubting that Tolkien said it was in Cardolan, but I'm interested to hear the details. john k 03:44, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

You are right: the dike and hedgerow marking the boundary between Cardolan and Arthedain was well south of the East Road (see "Fog on the Barrow Downs"). I've changed "Cardolan" to "Arthedain" in the article. Elphion 16:39, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Name of Bree[edit]

It might be worth noting that "Brae" means "hill" in Scots, a language descended from Anglo-Saxon, an retaining more from it than English does - Duncan Sneddon —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:47, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


I think the illustration of Forsaken inn in the East Road should be put in the page. (talk) 06:46, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't. It's fan art and the forsaken inn isn't even in Bree. There is no need for it. GimliDotNet (talk) 15:26, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

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