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The Best-Loved Son cycle
February, 23 2006
Anything dealing with this cycle of stories can be discussed here: Andra and Boromir as a couple, the Denethor/Imrahil/Andrahar rivalry, the politics of Gondor in the last days of the Third Age.
their cavalry consists mainly of Imrahil's Swan Knights (when Denethor had decades to create one for the White City itself)
Not necessarily an objection to your analysis - in fact we do see precious little of a Gondorian cavalry - but they are there. In RotK, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields, it says:
Under the south walls of the City the footmen of Gondor now drove against the legions of Morgul that were still gathered there in strength. But the horsemen rode eastward to the succour of Éomer: Húrin the Tall Warden of the Keys, and the Lord of Lossarnach, and Hirluin of the Green Hills, and Prince Imrahil the fair with his knights all about him.
So Húrin, who lives in MT itself, is especially mentioned among all those other lords from the outlying fiefs as commanding a cavalry troop.
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