Line of Kings of Arnor and Gondor renewed with Elessar Telcontar
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: May 1, 3019
With the accession of King Elessar Telcontar, the rule of Kings of the House of Elendil is restored in the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor:
[The] line of the Kings came to an end, until it was restored by Elessar Telcontar in 3019.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
[After] the War the days of the Ruling Stewards came to an end; for the heir of Isildur and Anárion returned and the kingship was renewed, and the standard of the White Tree flew once more from the Tower of Ecthelion.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards
After a lapse of 969 years Aragorn, son of Arathorn, 16th chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North, and 41st heir of Elendil in the direct line through Isildur, being also in the direct line a descendant of Firiel daughter of [Ondoher 1] of Gondor, claimed the crown of Gondor and of Arnor, after the defeat of Sauron, the destruction of Mordor, and the dissolution of the Ringwraiths. He was crowned in the name of Elessar at Minas Tirith in 3019.
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni
[Amid] the music of harp and of viol and of flute and the singing of clear voices the King passed through the flower-laden streets, and came to the Citadel, and entered in; and the banner of the Tree and the Stars was unfurled upon the topmost tower, and the reign of King Elessar began, of which many songs have told.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King
1 This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts. For the sake of clarity, earlier versions of proper names used by Tolkien in this draft have been replaced with the versions in use in the canon sources. All substitutions are marked with brackets.
Elena Tiriel 9Sep09