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Quidditch Through the Ages

Chapter Five:
Anti-Muggle Precautions

Synopsis, notes, and links by Michele L. Worley

First US edition: pages 15 - 17
Timeframe: 1362 - 1814, also brief mention of the present

In which the evolution of regulations governing the selection of Quidditch pitches is discussed.

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

...the Wizards' Council outlawed all Quidditch-playing within fifty miles of towns in 1362.

The dates of the various laws and decrees passed by the Council help us in determining a timeline for the years in which the Council was the governing body of the British wizarding world as opposed to its successor, the Ministry of Magic.

...the Council found it necessary to amend the ban in 1368

Still the Council at this point.

In 1419 the Council issued the famously worded decree

Still the Council at this point.

...the International Statute of Secrecy of 1692 made every Ministry of Magic

Here we have a change of terminology from 'the Wizards' Council' to 'Ministry of Magic'.

Characters introduced in this chapter:

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:

  • Inverness, Scotland

Exceptional character moments:

  • none


Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • In 1419, the Council issued the famously worded decree that Quidditch should not be played "anywhere near any place where there is the slightest chance that a Muggle might be watching or we'll see how well you can play whilst chained to a dungeon wall."

Strictly British:



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