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Quidditch Through the Ages

Chapter Two:
Ancient Broom Games

Synopsis, notes, and links by Michele L. Worley

First US edition: pages 3 - 6
Timeframe: Historical.

In which broom games that were popular prior to the development of Quidditch are discussed.

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

Much of the Lexicon's information on broomstick games other than Quidditch comes from this chapter.

Broom sports emerged almost as soon as broomsticks were sufficiently advanced to allow fliers to turn corners and vary their speed and height.

These points are made again later: that the most important elements of a broomstick's performance are its maneuverability, speed, and altitude.

Characters introduced in this chapter:

  • MacDonald, Magnus "Dent-Head"

Characters returning in this chapter:

  • none

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

  • none

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

  • Arjeplog, Sweden

  • Devon, England

  • Herefordshire

  • Kopparberg, Sweden

  • Queerditch Marsh

Exceptional character moments:

  • none


  • none

Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • none

Strictly British:

  • none


  • tenth century (sometime between 901 - 1000)
    Annual broom race of Sweden begins.

  • 1105
    Gunther the Violent Is the Winner painted.

  • eleventh century (sometime between 1001 - 1100)
    Tragic Gaelic poem mentions Creaothceann.

  • 1762
    Creaothceann made illegal.


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