He returns after a three-year sentence to find both his father, Marvolo and sister, Merope, dead. He lives alone in the Gaunt house for many years, until Tom Riddle returns and frames him for murdering the Riddle family. (HBP10)… Read More
The Comet Trading Company’s first broom model is the Comet 140, which is equipped with the patented Horton-Keitch Braking Charm. Horton and Keitch had been teammates with the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team and developed their brooms in direct competition to Cleansweep’s broom… Read More
Although the book is published anonymously, the author is widely believed to be Cantankerus Nott. The book sparks controversy in the wizarding community when it specifies the so-called “Sacred Twenty-Eight,” a list of the most “pure” of the pure-blood families. Read More
A rogue Welsh Green dragon descends on a beach full of Muggle holidaymakers (FB). Tilly Toke and her family happen to be there (FW), and her family casts the largest Mass Memory Charm of this century on all the Muggles of Ilfracombe. She is later awarded the Order of Merlin… Read More
This improved second model of Cleansweep was brought out in 1934, as a response to competition from rival Comet racing brooms. It was replaced by the Cleansweep 3 a few years later (QA9). Read More
Her father, Robert McGonagall, is a Muggle and a Presbyterian minister. Her mother, Isobel McGonagall, is a witch. They name her after Isobel’s grandmother, who was a skilled witch (Pm). Read More
The Cleansweep 3 was released quite soon after the Cleansweep 2, just three years later in 1937. The competition for the racing broom market with the Comet Trading Company’s brooms meant that The Cleansweep Broom Company needed to innovate quickly in response (QA9). Read More
On a summer visit to the seashore with the children from the orphanage, Tom Riddle coerces two of the other kids, Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop, to go with him into a cave. The two other children, according to Mrs. Cole, were never the same after. Tom said only that… Read More
The Comet 180 was released in 1938 by the Comet Trading Company, the second Comet broom to appear on the market. The broom came out as a response to the previous year’s Cleansweep Three broom (QA9). Read More
Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
August, 1938: After charming the skeptical matron with magic, manners, and gin, Dumbledore meets Riddle in his room and reveals that the boy is a wizard and invites him to Hogwarts. Tom Riddle proves himself to be a bossy, hostile, independent, and calculating child who terrifies and torments the other… Read More