• Character Ottaline Gambol was Minister for Magic from 1827 to 1835. She was more appreciative of Muggles and their technology than many wizards of the time, and thus introduced the Hogwarts Express as the method of transport to Hogwarts (Pm). Read More
• Publications This German illuminated manuscript from the 10th century, which depicts the discomfort of broom-riding, is referenced in Quidditch Through the Ages. It mentions the manuscript because records like that one show that witches and wizards in Europe were using flying broomsticks as early as A.D. 962. Read More
• Source Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins, Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess, Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross station via Muggle taxis, and HRH meet old friends and enemies on the train.  … Read More
• Source The school returns to normal, HRH visit Hagrid, and the Leaving Feast takes place, at which Dumbledore tells the students of Cedric’s death and warns them about Voldemort’s return. Goodbyes are said, and on the train home, Hermione reveals the captured Skeeter (a beetle) in a jar. Malfoy and his… Read More
• Source Harry awaits the arrival of the Weasleys, who arrive by Floo powder and must blast their way out of the blocked-off fireplace. The twins drop some toffees, then Floo back to the Burrow with Harry’s trunk. Just as Harry is about to leave, Dudley eats one of the toffees and… Read More
• Source Apparition is discussed, Fred and George are caught with toffees, and everyone sets off via Portkey for the World Cup site. Read More
• Source They arrive at the campsite, erect their tent, tour the camp, meet Ludo Bagman (with whom Fred and George bet on the match), and excitement rises as game time draws near.  … Read More
• Event During the Hogwarts Express’s journey to Hogwarts, Ginny Weasley uses the Bat Bogey Hex on Zacharias Smith after he pesters her for details on the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Professor Slughorn happens to see Ginny’s hex and is greatly impressed (HBP7). Read More
• Character Gladys Boothby created the Moontrimmer racing broom in 1901, but was unable to keep up with commercial demand for it by Quidditch enthusiasts who wanted the broom’s new height-flying features (QA9). Read More
• Magical objects A device created for Lucius Malfoy in order to travel back in time longer than two hours, which was the limit for Ministry Time-Turners (CC4.4). Read More
• Transportation To reach the deep underground vaults of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, a goblin whistles for a small cart in which he or she and the visitor ride. Read More