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Name  Vera Chapman
Role  Author
Movies  Quest for Camelot

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Died  May 14, 1996, Croydon, United Kingdom
Education  Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, University of Oxford
Books  The King's Damosel, King Arthur's Daughter, The Green Knight, The Enchantresses, The Notorious Abbess
Similar People  Frederik Du Chau, Kirk DeMicco, Nancy E Krulik

Vera Chapman (8 May 1898 – 14 May 1996), also known as Vera Ivy May Fogerty, and within the Tolkien Society as Belladonna Took, was an author and founder of the Tolkien Society in the United Kingdom, and also wrote a number of pseudo-historical and Arthurian books. She held the title of Pendragon of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids from 1964 - 1991.

Life

She was born in Bournemouth, England on 8 May 1898 and lived in South Africa until she went to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where she was one of the first women to matriculate as a full member of Oxford University. She founded the Tolkien Society in Britain of which she was secretary. She persuaded J. R. R. Tolkien to become the Society's honorary president. She wrote her first novel in 1975 and continued writing until her death in 1996.

References

Vera Chapman Wikipedia


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