100 – 1400 AD

This is a time of uneasy coexistence between the Wizard and Muggle communities, although as the years go by, Muggles begin more and more to fear wizards. It is during this time that Hogwarts is founded in Scotland as a way for the wizarding community to educate its young people away from the Muggles. Quidditch is created during this era. A number of very famous witches and wizards live during the medieval era, including the four Founders of Hogwarts and Merlin.

Godelot studies Dark Magic and writes a book of dangerous spells called Magick Moste Evile. He possesses the Elder Wand, which he credits as helping him write his masterwork. Godelot dies when his son Hereward locks him in the cellar to languish and steals the Elder Wand. Read More
Godelot owned the Elder Wand, which he spoke of almost as a friend or mentor in the Dark Arts. His son, Hereward, coveted the wand and that jealousy eventually led him madness. He stole the wand and locked his father in the cellar, where Godelot died. Read More
A broom race is run in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of well over 300 miles. The race is so popular it is made an annual tradition – one which still continues today, over 1000 years later. Read More
Witches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; this German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain. Read More
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
In an epic battle of legend, Sir Cadogan rides into battle with the infamous Wyvern of Wye. He nearly loses the battle — his horse is eaten, his helmet melted, and his wand broken — but he finds a fat gray pony in a nearby field and rides back to what he could only have… 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
Gertie Keddle, living near Queerditch Marsh, writes about some local witches and wizards playing a new game on broomsticks; over the next few centuries this game evolves into Quidditch (QA3). Read More
Armand Malfoy accompanies William the Conqueror from France to Britain with the Norman Conquest in 1066. He provides assistance — possibly magical in nature — to William and is rewarded with land in Wiltshire. The Malfoy family will maintain a stately residence on that land for the next 900 years. Read More
This wizard was so cowardly that he never went out of his house. He died when his roof collapsed as a result of a Defensive Charm that backfired (FW). Read More
The famous painting Gunther der Gewalttätig ist der Gewinner (“Gunther the Violent is the Winner”) is drawn, depicting a game of Stichstock (QA2). Read More
Linfred lives in a small village in Gloucestershire in the 12th century, where he potters around his extensive gardens and invents potions. His tonics and remedies are offered to both magical and non-magical folks, and he gains the nickname “The Potterer.” Two of the potions he invented are the precursors… Read More
The Puddlemere United Quidditch team is now the oldest team in the British and Irish Quidditch League, having been founded in 1163 (QA7). Read More
Elphick was the first wizard to be gored by the African creature (FW). Because erumpet horns contain an explosive fluid (FB), Elphick probably blew up after being impaled. Read More
The Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team would go on to keep an 800+ year tradition of hiring only witches starting from their formation in 1203 (QA7). Read More
At a Quidditch match, Chief Barberus Bragge of the Wizards’ Council releases a Golden Snidget and offers 150 Galleons to whichever player catches it first; this eventually proves so popular that a new position is added to Quidditch teams, the “Hunter,” whose sole task is to catch a Golden Snidget… Read More
Despite her fears of having her ideas stolen, she is well remembered for her discovery of the magical properties of the number seven (JKR) and her eccentricity. Read More
This convention is part of the second-year History of Magic curriculum; Professor Binns is in the middle of a lecture on it when Hermione interrupts to ask about the Chamber of Secrets. Read More
One of the earliest teams to be established,  they would not have been called The “Pride of Portree” when they were founded because Portree did not exist until hundreds of years later. The original name of the team is not known. The team comes from the Isle of Skye, where it was founded… Read More
The tradition begins with the three European Wizarding schools: Beauxbatons Academy, Durmstrang Institute, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It will continue off and on for many centuries. Read More
As the magical world separates itself more and more from Muggle society, Muggles are particularly afraid of magic but not very good at recognizing it, leading to persecution of suspected witches. Wendelin the Weird is burned at the stake 47 times in various disguises (using a Flame-Freezing Charm to protect… Read More
Muldoon struggled to find a working legal definition for “beast” and “being” during a summit on the subject. His simplistic idea for calling anything that walked on two legs a “being” and therefore to be given full rights backfired spectacularly when goblins introduced tolls, hags, and a number of other… Read More
Wildsmith, one of many inventors from Ravenclaw House (Pm), dies at the age of 93 after revolutionizing wizarding travel (FW). Read More
In the 14th century, two ill-fated summits were called to determine which of the many types of magical creatures were actually to be considered as sentient and therefore worthy of representation on the Wizard’s Council. In each case, the summits appear to have been intentionally disrupted by goblins, who brought… Read More
She succeeds Burdock Muldoon (FB) and declares the Golden Snidget to be a protected species, forbidding its use in Quidditch (QA4). Clagg also tries to establish a standard by which creatures will be given legal rights as “beings,” but her attempt fails (FB). Read More
A century earlier, Barberus Bragge had instigated Snidget hunting into the game of “Cuaditch.” Now, in the mid-1300s, the small birds are nearing extinction. The head of the Wizards’ Council, Elfrida Clagg, bans Snidget hunting altogether as well as its use in Quidditch. She also establishes the Modesty Rabnott Snidget Reservation in… Read More
The Wizard’s Council is concerned about anti-Muggle precautions and issues this decree to try to curtail the exuberance of fans and players. The rule proves ineffective and further rulings over the next decades demonstrate the Council’s frustration over the issue. Read More
Until this point in 1385, there was no record that the game of Quidditch had migrated over to Ireland. This match is played against a team from Lancashire but involves Irish players who had come over from Cork, which indicates that the game had been played there… Read More
The earliest known full description of the game appears in 1398, in a book by Zacharias Mumps. The game he describes already closely resembled modern Quidditch (QA5, QA6). Read More