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QA 5 — Anti-Muggle Precautions
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QA5

In which the evolution of regulations governing the selection of Quidditch pitches is discussed.

Calendar and Dates

  • 1362 The Wizards' Council outlawed Quidditch within 50 miles of a town.
  • 1368 The Wizards' Council outlawed Quidditch within 100 miles of a town.
  • 1398 Mumps wrote about Quidditch.
  • 1419 The Wizards' Council outlawed Quidditch any place where there was the slightest chance that a Muggle might be watching.
  • 1692 International Statute of Secrecy of 1692
  • 1814 Banchory Bangers disbanded after a particularly wild post-match party

Interesting facts and notes

...the Wizards' Council outlawed all Quidditch-playing within fifty miles of towns in 1362.

The dates of the various laws and decrees passed by the Council help us in determining a timeline for the years in which the Council was the governing body of the British wizarding world as opposed to its successor, the Ministry of Magic.

...the Council found it necessary to amend the ban in 1368

Still the Council at this point.

In 1419 the Council issued the famously worded decree

Still the Council at this point.

...the International Statute of Secrecy of 1692 made every Ministry of Magic

Here we have a change of terminology from 'the Wizards' Council' to 'Ministry of Magic'.

Memorable lines

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."

Words and phrases

Other Canon Notes

Character notes:

  • (not named) Banchory Bangers players of 1814
  • (not named) Ministry of Magic representatives of 1814

Characters Introduced

Commentary

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