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Quidditch Through the Ages

Chapter Three:
The Game from Queerditch Marsh

Synopsis, notes, and links by Michele L. Worley

First US edition: pages 7 - 10
Timeframe: eleventh century - middle of the thirteenth century

In which the evolution of Quidditch from its invention until the introduction of the Snidget in the middle of the thirteenth century is discussed.

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

The excerpts below have been translated from the badly spelled Saxon of the original.

In fact, the spelling of English words was not truly standardized until some centuries later, so 'badly spelled' is a bit of a joke here.

Characters introduced in this chapter:

Characters returning in this chapter:

  • none

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

  • Kneen, Gunhilda

  • (surname unknown) Olaf

  • (surname unknown) Oona

  • (surname unknown) Radulf

  • (surname unknown) Ugga

  • (names unknown) group of witches and wizards from across the marsh, including "a big Scottish warlock"

  • (names unknown) team from Ilkley

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • none


Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • These extracts reveal much more than Gertie Keddle could have guessed, quite apart from the fact that she only knew the name of one of the days of the week.

Strictly British:

  • none



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