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Gandalf Defeated the Spanish Armada

July 16, 2008 at 9:32 am by DiveTwin  - 

Spanish ArmadaOK, this is either really sad … or Peter Jackson did one heck of a job giving “Lord Of The Rings” even more of a historical feel that he intended. An article in the Newcastle (UK) Journal talks about the complaints on how little British kids know about the world is a bit overblown, but then they said:

It may be slightly worrying that in one recent poll fewer than half those questioned knew that Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada. And, okay, it’s frankly terrifying that 6% of those questioned thought that this great historical victory was down to the wizard Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.

So I suppose the Corsairs sailing up the Anduin had a Spanish feel to them. [Read More]

The article is here:

Posted in Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, Movie Return of the King, Tolkien on July 16, 2008 by Source: Nebusiness.co.uk Gandalf Defeated the Spanish Armada | Discuss

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