• Character Ulick Gamp was the head of the Wizengamot before he became the first Minister for Magic, in office from 1701 to 1718. He founded the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (Pm). Read More
• Character Dolores Umbridge was Senior Undersecretary to the Minister (OP8) and later highly unpopular teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts (OP11). She forced Dumbledore out and replaced him as Headmaster (OP28). In the Death Eater controlled Ministry of Pius Thicknesse, Umbridge… Read More
• Character The uncle of Beatrix Bloxam who had a sordid affair involving a hag and a sack of Bouncing Bulbs. As a child, Beatrix heard all the disturbing details of this affair and was traumatized for life as a result (TBB/WHH). Read More
• Character Unctuous Osbert was the tenth Minister for Magic. He was in office from 1789 to 1798. He was viewed with suspicion due to his close ties with wealthy pure-bloods (Pm). Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics The term “Undesirable Number One” is used for the most wanted criminal in wizarding society. Umbridge had a poster with Harry’s picture on it in her office at the Ministry labeled “Undesirable Number One” (DH13)… Read More
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I have, for some time, been speculating on just why Voldemort would single out a child for destruction. There is, of course, the much talked about “Heir of Gryffindor” theory, but for me, this doesn’t hold with JKR’s theme of our choices making us who we are, and not innate qualities. So,… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The unused 4th floor classroom contained stacks of chairs and desks and an upside-down wastebasket. The room was the storage place in 1991 of the miraculous Mirror of Erised propped against a wall (PS12). Appearances Harry discovered the room while running from Snape and Filch under… Read More
• Character Ursula Flint was the wife of Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black, with whom she had five children (BFT). Read More