• Publications The Daily Prophet is the newspaper of the Wizarding World. It has been in existence since at least 1883, since Quidditch Through the Ages cites its coverage of Quidditch from that time (QA6). Background The editor in the 1990s is Barnabas Cuffe (HBP4). It has offices… Read More
• Source In the late 1990s, Bloomsbury created an Official Harry Potter Fan Club and invited children from Britain to join. There was never a United States chapter of the Club. One of the perks for joining the Club was several issues of The Daily Prophet, a three-page newsletter detailing goings-on in the wizarding world. Each of these… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The offices of the Daily Prophet are located in Diagon Alley (Pm). The newspaper instructs that letters to the editor should be sent there by owl (DP1). Read More
• Quote “Anyone we know dead?” asked Ron in a determinedly casual voice; he posed the same question every time Hermione opened her paper. Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius Black’s bedroom, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. of the false locket. Hermione remembers seeing the real locket two summers before. Harry calls… Read More
• Source Remus Lupin seeks out Harry, Ron and Hermione at Grimmauld Place and offers to accompany them on their quest, but Harry refuses, recognizing that Lupin is seeking escape from complications in his personal life. Kreacher returns with Mundungus Fletcher, who reveals that… Read More
• Source After weeks of planning, Harry, Ron and Hermione ambush three Ministry of Magic workers, assume their identities, and sneak into Ministry headquarters. To their horror, they learn that Ron has assumed the identity of a man whose wife is about to be interrogated about her blood status,… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry the copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bathilda Bagshot’s house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald who, according to Rita Skeeter, was very close to… Read More
• Source Hermione apparates with Harry to the Forest of Dean, where Harry, keeping watch late at night, sees and follows a Patronus in the form of a silver doe to a frozen pool in which the sword of Gryffindor lies. He is nearly strangled… Read More
• Source Severus Snape reports to Lord Voldemort the plans of the Order of the Phoenix to move Harry Potter from Number 4 Privet Drive. Voldemort takes Lucius Malfoy’s wand, the Death Eaters gathered in Malfoy Manor make fun of Tonks’ marriage to… Read More
• Source Xenophilius Lovegood explains that the mark is the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. The origin of the story is The Tale of the Three Brothers, which Hermione then reads aloud. Xenophilius then explains the symbolism of the mark and discusses the Hallows. Harry, wandering around the… Read More
• Source Harry becomes obsessed with the Hallows, particularly the Stone (which he realizes is hidden inside the Snitch that Albus Dumbledore left him). Ron takes over the hunt for Horcruxes. Then Ron finally manages to pick up a Potterwatch broadcast, from which Harry,… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry of Magic. After arriving, they are… Read More
• Source Griphook agrees to help break into Gringotts Bank in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor, which he considers to be rightfully goblin property. Harry and Ron agree in bad faith, planning to retain it until the Horcrux hunt is over. Remus Lupin… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione spend most of the day riding the dragon, only to get away from it near sunset. Harry has a vision of the theft being reported to Lord Voldemort, and realizes that they are running out of time – Voldemort now knows that they are… Read More
• Source Neville Longbottom escorts Harry, Ron and Hermione through the passageway from the Hog’s Head to the Room of Requirement, where Dumbledore’s Army recaps the situation in Hogwarts and the Ravenclaws tell Harry about Ravenclaw’s diadem. Luna Lovegood escorts Harry to the Ravenclaw… Read More
• Source Harry is preparing to leave Privet Drive, emptying his school trunk and packing a rucksack with the items most important to him. In the process, he also sorts through the newspapers of the past few weeks to re-read and save Dumbledore’s obituary. At the… Read More
• Source Professor McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Lord Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem of Ravenclaw by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s… Read More
• Source Vernon Dursley is reluctant for the family to flee Privet Drive. Harry explains to the Dursleys why they are in danger, and Dudley then tells his parents he wants to leave with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle from the Order of the… Read More
• Source After crashing the motorbike, Harry and Hagrid are attended to by Andromeda and Ted Tonks. They tell them about the Death Eaters’ attack and then take a Portkey to the Burrow. Harry and Hagrid are the first of the pairs to arrive. Lupin arrives with George who is severely injured. The others slowly… Read More
• Source Harry celebrates his seventeenth birthday and his coming of age. Rufus Scrimgeour arrives with Arthur Weasley to deliver the bequests of Albus Dumbledore to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Scrimgeour attempts to get information from them about why Dumbledore remembered them in his will. Scrimgeour and… Read More
• Source Harry, disguised by Polyjuice Potion, attends Bill’s and Fleur’s wedding, where he meets Xenophilius Lovegood and Ron’s Great Aunt Muriel, and re-encounters Viktor Krum and Elphias Doge. Thanks to Krum, Harry remembers who Gregorovitch is and learns that Xenophilius is wearing a symbol… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione flee the Death Eaters by Apparating to Tottenham Court Road. Hermione’s handbag turns out to have hidden depths (undetectable extension charm), and they go to a Muggle café to plan their next move. Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle arrive, they… Read More
• Source July 31st 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Headlines (Front Page) MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT FAULTY WANDS RECALLED Advertisement: Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions – Summer Sale on Now. Sports Quidditch League Table and… Read More
• Source Feb 8th 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Headlines (Front Page) ENQUIRY AT THE IMPROPER USE OF MAGIC OFFICE CELESTINA WARBECK CONCERT CAUSES BROOM SMASH OVER LIVERPOOL TROLL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OUT OF CONTROL Editorial reference box to  WHY THE JOKE’S ON THE MINISTRY, NOT THE MUGGLES… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final is a feature article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 8 July 2014. Background Wasp-penned gossip journalist Rita Skeeter reports on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army when they got together in Argentina to… Read More
• Event He comes to collect Harry but needs to settle a few details first. Thinking Dumbledore coming to take him on an errand and then to the Burrow might just be too good to be true, Harry hasn’t packed or told the Dursleys about this when Dumbledore arrives on Privet Drive… Read More