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Brutus Scrimgeour

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Brutus Scrimgeour was the author of The Beaters’ Bible; he also wrote a promotional blurb for the front of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA).

Family

He is almost definitely related to Rufus Scrimgeour, former Minister for Magic.

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Etymology

'Scrimgeour' = a Scottish clan name. It probably originated from a nickname meaning 'skirmisher' (a version of "escrimeur," French for "swordsman"), which is fitting for a bat-wielding Quidditch Beater.

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