John Howe, the illustrator of the works of Tolkien, has been looking for the places that inspired the author in the creation of his unique world.
John Howe looks for the deeper origins of legends in Europe. He is accompanied by Professor Leo Carruthers, a specialist in the English language, literature and culture of the Middle Ages.
John Howe goes to Cornwall to the ruins of Tintagel. According to legend, King Arthur was born there.
John Howe visits the Rhine Valley in Germany, home of the hero Siegfried. He could have been Tolkien's source of inspiration for the figure of Aragorn.
John Howe approaches the end of his long journey. John Howe discovers parallels between Tolkien's fantasy stories and the legendary world.
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