Valacar of Gondor weds Vidumavi of Rhovanion
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
In 1250 Rómendacil sent his son Valacar as an ambassador to dwell for a while with Vidugavia.... But Valacar far exceeded his father's designs. He grew to love the Northern lands and people, and he married Vidumavi, daughter of Vidugavia. It was some years before he returned. From this marriage came later the war of the Kin-strife.
... it was a thing unheard of before that the heir to the crown, or any son of the King, should wed one of lesser and alien race. ... His queen had been a fair and noble lady, but short-lived according to the fate of lesser Men, and the Dúnedain feared that her descendants would prove the same and fall from the majesty of the Kings of Men.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
[Note: the date is an estimate, set to precede the event Eldacar of Gondor born as Vinitharya in Rhovanion.]
Elena Tiriel 12Dec04