• Source published: March 12, 2001  in association with Scholastic Publishing, Arthur Levine Books  originally published 1952 by Whizz Hard Books, Diagon Alley, London  illustrated by J.K. Rowling A popular Hogwarts library book, reproduced for Muggles. The book covers the history of Quidditch from its origins… Read More
• Source In which the earliest known broomsticks are discussed. Read More
• Source In which many difficult Quidditch moves are discussed. Read More
• Source In which broom games that were popular prior to the development of Quidditch are discussed. Read More
• Source In which the evolution of Quidditch from its invention until the introduction of the Snidget in the middle of the thirteenth century is discussed. Read More
• Source In which the introduction of the Golden Snidget to the game of Quidditch is described, and the eventual replacement of the bird with the Golden Snitch. Read More
• Source In which the evolution of regulations governing the selection of Quidditch pitches is discussed. Read More
• Source In which the rules of Quidditch, and changes in them since the fourteenth century, are discussed. Read More
• Source In which the teams of the British and Irish Quidditch League are discussed in turn. Read More
• Source In which the history of Quidditch on various continents is discussed. Read More
• Source In which the history of the development of the racing broom is discussed, including the various manufacturers of famous brooms. Read More
• Character Queen Elizabeth I was the Muggle Queen of England and Ireland, from November 1558 until her death in March 1603. Known as the Virgin Queen, she was the last Tudor monarch. Her reign was known as the Elizabethan period. Read More
• Character Queen Maeve was a medieval witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts (FW). Read More
• Lakes and marshes • Quidditch places Queerditch Marsh is the place where the game of Quidditch originated. Eight hundred years ago, a group of witches and wizards used an damp stretch of nettle-filled ground called Queerditch Marsh as a place to play a new game they had invented. This game involved broomsticks and a “big leather… Read More
• Books and Literature • Quidditch • Sports and competitions The book Quidditch Through the Ages is the standard guide to the game of Quidditch, favored by fans all over Britain. It was written by Kennilworthy Whisp and first published in 1952 by WhizzHard Books. The book contains information about the history of broom sports, and Quidditch in… Read More
• Quote “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.”‘… Read More
• Event Ingolfr the Iambic from Norway and Malecrit from France write of Quidditch matches taking place in their countries, by which we see that the game was spreading across Europe in the early 1400s (QA8). Read More
• Character Quintius Umfraville was the author of the book The Noble Sport of Warlocks, a seventeenth-century description of the game of Quidditch. His book describes a pitch with scoring areas – which simplified the Keeper’s role – and baskets mounted on higher goalposts than previously recorded (QA6). Read More
• Potions Effect: Used in the pots serving as goals in the game of Quodpot to keep the Quod from exploding (QA8). Read More
• Source Rowling’s writings about the Quidditch World Cup originally posted on Pottermore. These essays and news reports were subsequently included in the updated version of the book Quidditch Through the Ages, which already included some descriptions of the World Cup. NOTE: Information from the original QA book are given that source… Read More