• Character Witch in Middle Ages who enjoyed being burned at the stake, allowing herself to be captured by witch-hunting Muggles many times. She used a Flame Freezing Charm to protect herself from the flames (PA1, FW). Read More
• Place West Ham is a region of eastern London which lends its name to the West Ham United F.C., a Muggle football club that is a favorite of Dean Thomas, who was Muggle-born. Every year Dean pins a poster of the club up over his bed in the dormitory, though Ron… Read More
• Sports teams West Ham United is a Muggle football club, founded in 1895, and based in West Ham, East London. Dean Thomas is a West Ham fan (PS9, PS11, OP11). Every year Dean pins a poster of the club up over his bed in… Read More
• Glossary complaining or whining persistently and in a peevish or irritating way… Read More
• Towns A quiet, perfectly normal suburb of London, where the houses are large and square (OP1), and where you’ll find the perfectly normal residence of number four, Privet Drive. Locations in Little Whinging alley between Wisteria Walk and Magnolia Crescent Grunnings Drill Firm (probably) Magnolia Crescent Magnolia Road number two,… Read More
• Place A street in Lowercroft, Scotland, Wildbrook Crescent is – at number 25 – home to fifteen-year-old Nicola Wells. Nicola is a fictitious Muggle reader who writes to J.K. Rowling on the FAQ – About Me section of her website.  Wildbrook Crescent is, of course, fictitious as well. Read More
• Creature Either of two species – the black wildebeest and the blue wildebeest – of large antelopes, each of which has long shaggy heads, hooked horns, and long tails (NSOED). Read More
• Event In a spate of Muggle-baiting, Widdershins enchanted the toilets to spew out their contents all over unsuspecting Muggles (OP7). Widdershins was injured and captured when one of the toilets exploded (OP23). Read More
• Place A southwestern suburb of London, Wimbledon is of course famous for hosting the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. Far more importantly, however, it was also one of the sites of Willy Widdershins’s exploding toilet gags that Arthur Weasley investigated for the Ministry of Magic (OP7). Read More
• Buildings • Wizarding places After the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892, MACUSA was relocated to New York (Pm:History of Magic in North America). When the Woolworth Building was being built between 1910-1912, the construction site was infiltrated by wizards who concealed a secret space for their use that could be opened using spells. Thus… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Worcestershire is a county in western England, and formerly the location of a monastery of Franciscan friars, one of whom saw a Jarvey in the middle ages in the monastery’s herbe garden (FB). Upon research, there seems to have been only one such monastery in Worcestershire at the time, so… Read More
• Event World War I was a vast military conflict fought between the Allies, a group of nations including Britain, France, and the United States, and the Central Powers, which consisted principally of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war originated in Europe due to a web of alliances and treaties which drew in… Read More
• Event The global conflict, in which Frank Bryce fought and was injured, ends when Japan surrenders after atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagaski. The official date of the end of the war is September 2, 1945, when the document of surrender is signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo… Read More