• Headlines and advertisements • Historical events Albus Dumbledore Remembered is an obituary written by a life-long friend of Dumbledore, Elphias Doge, who attended Hogwarts with him as a child (DH2, DH8). Read More
• Character Alicia Spinnet was a Gryffindor girl two years (CS7) ahead of Harry Potter. She played Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry (PS11). Alicia was a member of Dumbledore’s Army (OP16) who trained in Defense Against the Dark Arts with Harry during her seventh year and returned to the… Read More
• Character Angelina Johnson, described as a tall black girl (GF16), is a Gryffindor (1989-1996). She is an excellent Quidditch player (a Chaser) (PS11) and was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team (1995-1996)(OP12). She put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16), and went… Read More
• Character Anthony Goldstein was a Ravenclaw student in Harry’s year who became a prefect (OP10) and a member of the D.A. (OP16). He fought in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH29 ff.). Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of fireworks products offered by Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes (OP28). Read More
• Spells The infamous Bat-Bogey Hex engorges an opponent’s “bogies” inside their nose to bat-size, gives them wings, and sets them to attacking his or her face. Read More
• Event May 1-2, 1998 The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted giants, Dementors, and Acromantulas to fight for… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Character Cho Chang was a popular, pretty Ravenclaw student who was Harry’s girlfriend for awhile. She loved Quidditch – she was a fan of the Tutshill Tornados since she was six — and was the Seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team (PA13, GF22, OP12). Harry saw Cho for the… Read More
• Character Colin Creevey was a very excitable, rather short boy with mousy brown hair who was just tickled to death to discover that he was a wizard and to find out about Hogwarts (his father is a Muggle milkman, so Colin is Muggle-born). Colin is very excited to know the famous… Read More
• Character Dean Thomas was a “half-blood” boy from London in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. He was a classmate of Harry’s and best friends with Seamus Finnigan (GF7). He was a black Londoner who grew up as a Muggle, and thus had always been a fan of football (U.S.: soccer) (… Read More
• Character Gryffindor, 1994 – 2001 The younger brother of Colin, and like Colin having “mousy” brown hair and Muggle-born, Dennis was the smallest kid in his year when he arrived, and thus almost certainly the smallest kid in Hogwarts; he needed to stand on his seat in the Great Hall… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series. The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007. Resources: Day by day calendar of events in the book Differences between the British and American versions Reader’s Guide to… Read More
• Event He has spent most of the school year trying to repair the cabinet in the Room of Requirement, a cabinet which had trapped Montague for several weeks during the 1992-1993 school year. The companion cabinet was located in Borgin and Burkes, and it was through there that the Death Eaters traveled… Read More
• Wizarding culture Duelling exists as a sport in the same way that fencing is a sport in the Muggle world. While it is a friendly sporting competition, it is essentially a form of combat. Wizard duelling has rules and competitions, but in a battle, the same skills come into play in life… Read More
• Organizations The D.A., or Dumbledore’s Army, was a group of students who were trained by Harry Potter in magical combat during the 1995-1996 school year at Hogwarts. The D.A. fought in several battles against the Death Eaters and suffered casualties. The group loosely reformed during the 1997-1998 school year, led by… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s Army… Read More
• Magical objects On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour showed up at the Burrow with Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which he bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Read More
• Rules and laws In Harry’s fifth year, Dolores Umbridge became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, and the Ministry decreed: “No student organisations, societies, teams, groups and clubs may exist without the knowledge and approval of the high Inquisitor” (OP17).  Headmaster Snape reinstated it in 1997 to stop Dumbledore’s Army from reforming, although Neville… Read More