Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age – Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin – to found Hogwarts. Ravenclaw is said to have dreamed of a warty hog leading her to a particular cliff… Read More
Helena, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw, stole her mother’s diadem and ran off to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s estranged fiance, a baron, to find her and bring her back (DH31). Read More
Growing friction between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves Hogwarts after creating the Chamber of Secrets. He places a basilisk within the Chamber, someday to be released to finish his “noble work” of ridding the castle of those he considered to be… Read More
Rowle, the second Minister for Magic, ignores the warnings of experts about the terrible effects of Dementors and of the evil permeating the fortress. He begins bringing prisoners to Azkaban and allows the Dementors to torment them (Pm). Read More
Hogwarts caretaker Rancourous Carp baits a trap for Peeves with various weapons he might enjoy, hoping to lure him and then drop a large bell jar over him (Pm). But Peeves breaks the jar and escapes “armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon,” which causes the… Read More
Armando Dippet is the Headmaster at this time. Albus Dumbledore’s career as a teacher lasts for several decades, starting in the 1920s. In 1927, he is reassigned from teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts to teaching Transfiguration after he angers the Head of Magical Law Enforcement. He eventually becomes the… Read More
Once and only once, Hogwarts staff and students put on a production of the story from Tales of Beedle the Bard. The play was directed by Professor Herbert Beery. The infamous performance resulted in a duel between actors and a huge fire caused by the ashwinder Kettleburn brought in for… Read More
Ten years after the death of Hepzibah Smith, Voldemort returns to Hogwarts, ostensibly to ask Dumbledore for a teaching job. Dumbledore refuses. Voldemort then curses the Defence Against the Dark Arts position, and since that day, no professor has stayed for more than one year in that post. Voldemort’s… Read More
Dumbledore meets her at the Hog’s Head about taking the position, although he is disinclined to continue offering Divination at all. Trelawney then makes a prophecy about a baby who will be born at the end of July, a baby who will be able to defeat the Dark Lord –… Read More
Professor Dumbledore agrees to let the dismissed house-elves Dobby and Winky work at Hogwarts, and even agrees to pay Dobby. Dobby is thrilled with his new situation, but Winky is deeply ashamed of being a free house-elf (GF21). Dumbledore originally offered Dobby ten Galleons a week plus time off,… Read More
The fifth years take the practical portion of their Astronomy O.W.L. On the grounds below, Umbridge and others go to sack Hagrid, who fights them off and runs out the front gates carrying Fang. McGonagall tries to intervene on his behalf, is Stunned and taken to St. Mungo’s (OP31). Read More
After an encounter with Harry during which Snape admits he was the Half-Blood Prince and shouts that Harry should not call him a coward, Buckbeak the hippogriff attacks Snape and chases him back towards the Hogwarts gates. Snape, along with several other Death Eaters including the Carrows, Thorfinn Rowle and… Read More
While ostensibly working for Voldermort, Snape actually does everything he can to protect students without giving away his position of supporting Dumbledore. The Daily Prophet report reads, in part: Severus Snape, long-standing Potions master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was today appointed headmaster in the most important of… Read More
Two bodies falls from a balcony into the entrance hall; one of the bodies is quickly set upon by Greyback. Hermione sees this and her curse blasts Greyback from “the feebly stirring body of Lavender Brown.” (DH32). Read More
May 1-2, 1998 The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts Castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Remus Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted… Read More
Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione bring their children to Hogwarts Express and send the older ones off to school. Draco Malfoy is also there with his wife and son, and Teddy Lupin is also there, seeing off Victoire Weasley. Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy are all about to… Read More
Madam Hooch teaches the first flying lesson to the first year Gryffindor and Slytherin students. Rose Granger-Weasley and Yann Fredericks both are immediately successful commanding their school brooms. Everyone else manages on the second try, including Scorpius Malfoy, but excluding Albus Potter (who is unable… Read More
Students board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross for a new school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: James Potter in his fifth year; Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Granger-Weasley starting their third year; Lily Potter joining for her first year at… Read More
Students board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross for a new school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: James Potter in his sixth year; Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Granger-Weasley for their fourth year; Lily Potter starting her second year (CC1.10). Read More
Coming back to classes after his time in the hospital wing, Albus Potter discovers that Hermione Granger is teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts. She is outraged at his reaction to this and his questioning of her – asking about her husband and child. The other… Read More