Vera Chapman

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Vera Chapman
Born Vera Ivy May Fogerty
(1898-05-08)May 8, 1898
Bournemouth, England
Died May 14, 1996(1996-05-14) (aged 98)
Croydon, England

Vera Chapman (May 8, 1898 – May 14, 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 UK, 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.


She was born in Bournemouth, England on May 8th, 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.





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