Christopher Tolkien was an English editor, illustrator, author, and translator. He was, however, better known as the youngest son of renowned English fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien of The Lord of the Rings fame. Born in Leeds, Christopher studied in Oxford and later even served in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. He is mostly known for his efforts in retrieving and editing the unfinished works of his father. He drew the maps of the “Middle-earth” of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “legendarium” and also corrected the errors in them in later versions. Some of Christopher’s most notable works as an editor were The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, the 12 volumes of The History of Middle-earth, and Beren and Lúthien. He was unhappy with the movie version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He married twice in his lifetime and later moved to France with his second wife. He died in 2020, at the age of 95.