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The '''attack at the Tonks' residence''' was a short but violent skirmish at the home of [[Ted Tonks]] and his wife [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda]] on [[1 August]], [[1997]]. The attack occurred directly after the [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fall]] of the [[British Ministry of Magic]] at the height of the [[Second Wizarding War]].[[File:Deatheaters1.jpg|thumb|Death Eaters]]
 
The '''attack at the Tonks' residence''' was a short but violent skirmish at the home of [[Ted Tonks]] and his wife [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda]] on [[1 August]], [[1997]]. The attack occurred directly after the [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fall]] of the [[British Ministry of Magic]] at the height of the [[Second Wizarding War]].[[File:Deatheaters1.jpg|thumb|Death Eaters]]
   
In the summer of [[1997]], the [[Order of the Phoenix]] was successful in relocating [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] by using [[Polyjuice Potion]] to create decoys. Despite being ambushed by [[Death Eaters]], including Voldemort himself, Harry and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] were able to reach the [[Tonks house]], which had been placed under several protective enchantments. From there, they used a [[Portkey]] to travel to [[the Burrow]].
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In the summer of [[1997]], the [[Order of the Phoenix]] was successful in relocating [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] by using [[Polyjuice Potion]] to create decoys. Despite being ambushed by [[Death Eaters]], including Voldemort himself, Harry and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] were able to reach the [[Tonks house]], which had been placed under several protective enchantments. From there, they used a [[Portkey]] to travel to [[the Burrow]].
[[File:Andromeda Black.jpg|thumb|left|Andromeda Tonks]]
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[[File:Andromeda Black.jpg|thumb|left|Andromeda Tonks on the family tree]]
   
 
On the same night that [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] were [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|married]], the Death Eaters seized control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and murdered [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], installing [[Pius Thicknesse]] as his replacement. With their new authority, the Death Eaters invaded several locations related to the Order and its members, including the home of [[Dedalus Diggle]] (which was burnt down) and the [[Tonks family]] residence. Although Ted and Andromeda were tortured by the [[Cruciatus Curse]], they revealed nothing.
 
On the same night that [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] were [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|married]], the Death Eaters seized control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and murdered [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], installing [[Pius Thicknesse]] as his replacement. With their new authority, the Death Eaters invaded several locations related to the Order and its members, including the home of [[Dedalus Diggle]] (which was burnt down) and the [[Tonks family]] residence. Although Ted and Andromeda were tortured by the [[Cruciatus Curse]], they revealed nothing.

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Attack at the Tonks' residence
Part of The Second Wizarding War
Date

1 August, 1997

Location

Tonks house

Cause

Find about Harry Potter's whereabouts

Result

The Tonks were tortured but did not revealed anything about Harry Potter

Combatants
"No deaths, but they were rough... they used the Cruciatus Curse on Tonks' family. Again, trying to find out where you went after you visited them."
Remus Lupin tells of the attack[src]
The attack at the Tonks' residence was a short but violent skirmish at the home of Ted Tonks and his wife Andromeda on 1 August, 1997. The attack occurred directly after the fall of the British Ministry of Magic at the height of the Second Wizarding War.
Deatheaters1

Death Eaters

In the summer of 1997, the Order of the Phoenix was successful in relocating Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive by using Polyjuice Potion to create decoys. Despite being ambushed by Death Eaters, including Voldemort himself, Harry and Rubeus Hagrid were able to reach the Tonks house, which had been placed under several protective enchantments. From there, they used a Portkey to travel to the Burrow.

Andromeda Black

Andromeda Tonks on the family tree

On the same night that Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour were married, the Death Eaters seized control of the Ministry of Magic and murdered Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, installing Pius Thicknesse as his replacement. With their new authority, the Death Eaters invaded several locations related to the Order and its members, including the home of Dedalus Diggle (which was burnt down) and the Tonks family residence. Although Ted and Andromeda were tortured by the Cruciatus Curse, they revealed nothing.

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