Tolkien’s Rohirrim = Anglo-Saxons on horses

Tolkien’s Rohirrim = Anglo-Saxons on horses

JRR Tolkien was always unhappy that the native Englisc king, Harold Godwinsson lost against the foreigner and usurper, William of Normandy at Hastings.  So what he did, is he took the Anglo-Saxons of yore and equipped them with the weapon that the Normans used to great effect at Hastings; The Horse – Thus creating the Rohirrim of Rohan!