• Character Hengist of Woodcroft was a Scottish wizard who founded Hogsmeade, near Hogwarts, and possibly lived in what is now the Three Broomsticks (FW). He must have attended Hogwarts because he is listed as a famous Hufflepuff (Pm).  Harry collected his Chocolate Frog Card during… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Consists of lectures on various aspects of magical history. It is extremely boring, but this is due to the teacher, Professor Binns’, teaching style, not the material itself, which seems to emphasize vicious goblin riots, goblin rebellions, and giant wars. Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The History of Magic classroom is located on the first floor. It has a blackboard through which Binns enters and exits the room. It also has a window through which Hedwig could enter; the window has thick glass and a narrow ledge (OP17). Just up the corridor… Read More
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The Wizards’ Council The Wizards’ Council was the predecessor to the Ministry of Magic (FBx). Barberus Bragge was the Chief of the Council in 1269. Burdock Muldoon was Chief of the Wizards’ Council in the fourteenth century (FB, QA). He was followed in office by Elfrida Clagg, who is generally regarded as being more enlightened than her predecessors… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements The History of the Quidditch World Cup appeared in the Daily Prophet on 14 March 2014, before the start of the Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). The article highlights the contents of The Official Guide to the Quidditch World Cup from the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC)… Read More
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The Hogwarts Express has been the subject of various essays exploring its nature and function. As has been plausibly noted elsewhere on this site, it isn’t really a steam engine, but rather a magical transportation device that mimics a Muggle equivalent in external form and function. This is consistent with the general trend in Wizard “technology,” which seems… Read More
• Quote “You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago–the precise date is uncertain–by the four greatest witches and wizards of the age.  The four school Houses are named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin.”… Read More
• Books and Literature Hogwarts: A History is a one-thousand-page book about the thousand-year history of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book describes such things as the enchanted ceiling of the Great Hall (PS7), the fact that the Founders thought boys were less trustworthy than girls (OP17), and other facts. One… Read More