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The following events occurred in the 16th century:

  • Quidditch Beaters experiment with iron versus lead Bludgers.[1]
  • Eoessa Sakndenberg was Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the early sixteenth century.[2]
  • A different version of the The Wizard and the Hopping Pot emmerges among wizarding families. In the revised story, the Hopping Pot protects an innocent wizard from his torch-bearing, pitchforktoting neighbours by chasing them away from the wizard's cottage, catching them and swallowing them whole. At the end of the story, by which time the Pot has consumed most of his neighbours, the wizard gains a promise from the few remaining villagers that he will be left in peace to practise magic. In return, he instructs the Pot to render up its victims, who are duly burped out of its depths, slightly mangled. This happened because of the persecution of witches and wizards all over Europe in the early fifteenth century.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) DVD (Disc 2 - The Quest of Sir Cadogan)
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Albus Dumbledore on "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot"
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