• Event Spavin is the Minister for Magic and had been for almost forty years. He is 145 years old at this point and his behavior is becoming a little erratic. He attends the funeral dressed in an admiral’s hat and spats. The Wizengamot decides after that incident that he should retire,… Read More
• Gardens and farms After a stop at a small market town failed to provide any food, Harry, Ron, and Hermione travelled instead to this farm, located somewhere in Britain. Here they were able to snatch some eggs and bread, though it wasn’t exactly stealing as Hermione left some money under the chicken coop… Read More
• Source The series of five films, beginning with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which tell the story of Newt Scamander’s adventures around the globe and the rise to power and eventual defeat of Gellert Grindelwald between 1926 and 1945 (JKR:Tw). The screenplays are by J.K. Rowling. The titles of each… Read More
• Source Rowling spoke about the creation of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in a promotional feature. Read More
• Source A short video of Rowling discussing the main character of her film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, interspersed with clips from the film. Read More
• Place We don’t know for sure what exactly the Five Feathers is (a pub? a pet store? a bird zoo?) but we do know that it’s located in Barnsley – and that Budgie the waterskiing budgerigar lives there. Harry heard about him while listening to the Muggle news (OP1), and… Read More
• Character Mrs. Finch-Fletchley was the Muggle mother of Justin Finch-Fletchley. After Justin’s Hogwarts letter arrived, Mrs. Finch-Fletchley was initially a bit unhappy that her son would not being attending Eton as planned. However, she may have become more enthusiastic after Justin had her read the books of Gilderoy Lockhart (CS6). Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Houses and addresses Number Four Privet Drive – home of the Dursley family This Muggle house, located in Little Whinging, Surrey, to the south-west of London, was where Harry Potter lived from November 1, 1981 through August 31, 1991. Until the end of July, 1991, Harry was forced to live in a cupboard under the stairs, on… Read More
• Magical objects The flying motorbike is an amazing Muggle machine was once owned by Sirius Black. It’s huge, big enough to carry Hagrid (or perhaps it magically expands as necessary to accommodate its rider (PS1, DH4)). Later Arthur Weasley got hold of it, and customized it still further (DH4). The… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A large fountain located in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic. Standing in the midst of of the fountain’s pool are a group of larger-than-life-sized golden statues depicting a wizard and witch surrounded by a centaur, a goblin, and a house-elf. The witch and wizard are standing heroically while the… Read More
• Character Frank Bryce was the elderly muggle caretaker of the Riddle house in Little Hangleton. He was killed by Voldemort (GF1). He was a resident of Little Hangleton for most of his life, except for his military service during World War II (in which he was wounded, leaving him with… Read More
• Event The Muggle man would go on to serve in World War II and then work as the gardener for the Riddle House until his murder by Lord Voldemort (GF1). Read More
• Event Frank, the elderly caretaker, investigates intruders in the Riddle House. He is killed by Voldemort in an upstairs room. Harry Potter, two hundred miles away in Little Whinging, wakes up with his scar hurting after seeing this event in a dream (GF1). Read More
• Event He “had a hard war,” according to the barkeep at the pub in Little Hangleton. He was wounded and walks with a limp. He takes up as gardener for the Riddles and avoids people for the most part, disliking noisy, crowded places since he came back from the war (… Read More
• Event The period from 1789 – 1799 in France as their society beginning with the overthrow of the monarchy and the later dictatorship of Napoleon. The “Reign of Terror” refers to the popular use of the guillotine to chop off the heads of the wealthy or anyone under suspicion. (Wikipedia)… Read More
• Creature Frogs are amphibians found in both wizarding and Muggle areas. Ron has a big one in a tank in his bedroom at the Burrow (was filled with frog spawn before) (GF5). They also live in the Weasleys’ garden pond (CS3). Frogs are used in potion-making (CS8). Read More
• Sports and competitions In Muggle rugby, the forwards who make up the first row in a collision with their opponents are referred to as the front row. By extension, the “front three” in Quidditch or Muggle football terms means the three players who will be first to meet the opposing… Read More