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'''''Hogwarts: A History''''', also known as '''''Hogwarts, A History''''', is a book concerning [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and its history that was written by [[Bathilda Bagshot]]<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>. It was [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite book and she often referred to this book on many things concerning [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Three of the things that are frequently brought up are the [[Great Hall]]'s enchanted ceiling that shows the weather outside, the fact that you cannot [[Apparition|apparate]] or [[Apparition|disapparate]] on [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] grounds and the fact that electronic devices do not work within the grounds.
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'''''Hogwarts: A History''''', also known as '''''Hogwarts, A History''''', is a book concerning [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and its history that was written by [[Bathilda Bagshot]]<ref>''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''</ref>. It was [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite book and she often referred to this book on many things concerning [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Three of the things that are frequently brought up are the [[Great Hall]]'s enchanted ceiling that shows the weather outside, the fact that you cannot [[Apparition|apparate]] or [[Apparition|disapparate]] on [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] grounds and the fact that electronic devices do not work within the grounds.
   
The book was also very popular in [[Harry Potter]]'s [[second year]] at Hogwarts, when every copy was checked out of the [[Hogwarts Library|library]] due to the reopening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. However, Hermione shows slight frustration with the book when scathingly renaming the book in her [[fourth year]] because it does not mention the use of [[house-elf|house-elves]] at Hogwarts, even going so far as to suggest a couple of alternative titles for it: ''A Revised History of Hogwarts'' and ''A Highly Biased and Selective History of Hogwarts Which Glosses Over the Nastier Aspects of the School''.
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A copy was seen on a windowsill in Hogwarts in [[1991]]. The book was also very popular in [[Harry Potter]]'s [[second year]] at Hogwarts, when every copy was checked out of the [[Hogwarts Library|library]] due to the reopening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. This caused Hermione great frustration, as despite her fondness for the book, she had left it behind that year due to lack of space because of the [[Gilderoy Lockhart's collected works|many texts]] assigned by [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]. However, Hermione shows slight frustration with the book when scathingly renaming the book in her [[fourth year]] because it does not mention the use of [[house-elf|house-elves]] at Hogwarts, even going so far as to suggest a couple of alternative titles for it: ''A Revised History of Hogwarts'' and ''A Highly Biased and Selective History of Hogwarts Which Glosses Over the Nastier Aspects of the School''.
   
 
In [[1997]], Hermione considered this book as she was sorting supplies for their [[Horcrux hunt|mission to find Horcruxes]]. It was one of the books she decided to bring with them, stating that she "wouldn't feel right" if she didn't have it.
 
In [[1997]], Hermione considered this book as she was sorting supplies for their [[Horcrux hunt|mission to find Horcruxes]]. It was one of the books she decided to bring with them, stating that she "wouldn't feel right" if she didn't have it.
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[[Hermione Granger]] often quotes from this book. Some of the things she learns about [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] from the book are that:
 
[[Hermione Granger]] often quotes from this book. Some of the things she learns about [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] from the book are that:
 
[[File:Hogwarts a History.jpg|thumb|The book in the films.]]
 
[[File:Hogwarts a History.jpg|thumb|The book in the films.]]
*The ceiling of the [[Great Hall]] is bewitched to look like the outside sky.<ref>{{PS}} - Chapter 6 (''The Sorting Hat'')</ref>
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*The ceiling of the [[Great Hall]] is bewitched to look like the outside sky.<ref>{{PS}} - Chapter 7 (''The Sorting Hat'')</ref>
 
*[[Wizards|Wizards and witches]] cannot [[Apparition|Apparate]] or [[Apparition|Disapparate]] to, or from within, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].
 
*[[Wizards|Wizards and witches]] cannot [[Apparition|Apparate]] or [[Apparition|Disapparate]] to, or from within, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].
 
*There supposedly existed a [[Chamber of Secrets]] within the school.
 
*There supposedly existed a [[Chamber of Secrets]] within the school.
 
*Hogwarts is hidden to [[Muggle]]s. If a Muggle looks at it, they see an old ruin with a sign saying: "''DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE''".
 
*Hogwarts is hidden to [[Muggle]]s. If a Muggle looks at it, they see an old ruin with a sign saying: "''DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE''".
 
*In [[1790s|1792]], when a [[cockatrice]] went loose during one of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] tasks, the heads of the three schools, including one from Hogwarts, were injured by the deadly creature.
 
*In [[1790s|1792]], when a [[cockatrice]] went loose during one of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] tasks, the heads of the three schools, including one from Hogwarts, were injured by the deadly creature.
*[[Muggle]] technology cannot be used within the grounds of Hogwarts.
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*[[Muggle]] technology, such as mobile phones and laptops, cannot be used within the grounds of Hogwarts.
 
*Boys are not allowed in the girls' dormitories; if they try to enter the stairs turn into a slide.<ref>{{OOTP}} - Chapter 17 (''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four'')</ref>
 
*Boys are not allowed in the girls' dormitories; if they try to enter the stairs turn into a slide.<ref>{{OOTP}} - Chapter 17 (''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four'')</ref>
   
 
==Information known not being included==
 
==Information known not being included==
*[[House-elf|House-elves]]
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*The presence of [[House-elf|house-elves]] working at the school.
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*The [[Sorting ceremony]], or at least not explict details of it, as Hermione Granger was unaware of what the ceremony entailed beforehand despite reading the whole of the book.
 
*It is unlikely that the [[Room of Requirement]] is mentioned, otherwise Hermione Granger and not [[Dobby]] would have suggested using this room for use by [[Dumbledore's Army]].
 
*It is unlikely that the [[Room of Requirement]] is mentioned, otherwise Hermione Granger and not [[Dobby]] would have suggested using this room for use by [[Dumbledore's Army]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'', a man called [[Chroniculus Punnet]] is said to be the author of the book. However, a later film prop identifies the author as [[Professor]] [[Garius Tomkink]]. Neither of these are canon, as both the books and ''[[Pottermore]]'' state that Bathilda Bagshot wrote it. It is possible that Punnet and Tomkink wrote particular parts of the book, though.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'', a man called [[Chroniculus Punnet]] is said to be the author of the book. However, a later film prop identifies the author as [[Professor]] [[Garius Tomkink]]. Neither of these are canon, as both the books and ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' state that Bathilda Bagshot wrote it. It is possible that Punnet and Tomkink wrote particular parts of the book, though.
 
*The cover shows the [[Astronomy Tower|Astronomy]] and [[Central tower]]s of Hogwarts as they are seen in the [[Harry Potter (film series)|films]].
 
*The cover shows the [[Astronomy Tower|Astronomy]] and [[Central tower]]s of Hogwarts as they are seen in the [[Harry Potter (film series)|films]].
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] was asked in an interview if Harry and Ron would ever read the book. She replied: "''Never. It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, 'When are you going to read it?' So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.''"<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm "The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Three," The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005]</ref>
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] was asked in an interview if Harry and Ron would ever read the book. She replied: "''Never. It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, 'When are you going to read it?' So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.''"<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm "The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Three," The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005]</ref>
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Hogwarts: A History
Publication information
Author

Bathilda Bagshot

Subject

History of Hogwarts

Copies
Hermione: "Aren't you two ever going to read Hogwarts: A History?"
Ron: "What's the point? You know it all by heart, we can just ask you."
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley[src]

Hogwarts: A History, also known as Hogwarts, A History, is a book concerning Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and its history that was written by Bathilda Bagshot[1]. It was Hermione Granger's favourite book and she often referred to this book on many things concerning Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Three of the things that are frequently brought up are the Great Hall's enchanted ceiling that shows the weather outside, the fact that you cannot apparate or disapparate on Hogwarts grounds and the fact that electronic devices do not work within the grounds.

A copy was seen on a windowsill in Hogwarts in 1991. The book was also very popular in Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts, when every copy was checked out of the library due to the reopening of the Chamber of Secrets. This caused Hermione great frustration, as despite her fondness for the book, she had left it behind that year due to lack of space because of the many texts assigned by Gilderoy Lockhart. However, Hermione shows slight frustration with the book when scathingly renaming the book in her fourth year because it does not mention the use of house-elves at Hogwarts, even going so far as to suggest a couple of alternative titles for it: A Revised History of Hogwarts and A Highly Biased and Selective History of Hogwarts Which Glosses Over the Nastier Aspects of the School.

In 1997, Hermione considered this book as she was sorting supplies for their mission to find Horcruxes. It was one of the books she decided to bring with them, stating that she "wouldn't feel right" if she didn't have it.

The book's original hand-written manuscript is stored in one of the Hogwarts Library's annexes, and can be only read by special appointment. However, students and staff may admire its ornate cover from a distance.[2]

Known informationEdit

Hermione Granger often quotes from this book. Some of the things she learns about Hogwarts from the book are that:

Hogwarts a History

The book in the films.

  • The ceiling of the Great Hall is bewitched to look like the outside sky.[3]
  • Wizards and witches cannot Apparate or Disapparate to, or from within, Hogwarts.
  • There supposedly existed a Chamber of Secrets within the school.
  • Hogwarts is hidden to Muggles. If a Muggle looks at it, they see an old ruin with a sign saying: "DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE".
  • In 1792, when a cockatrice went loose during one of the Triwizard Tournament tasks, the heads of the three schools, including one from Hogwarts, were injured by the deadly creature.
  • Muggle technology, such as mobile phones and laptops, cannot be used within the grounds of Hogwarts.
  • Boys are not allowed in the girls' dormitories; if they try to enter the stairs turn into a slide.[4]

Information known not being includedEdit

  • The presence of house-elves working at the school.
  • The Sorting ceremony, or at least not explict details of it, as Hermione Granger was unaware of what the ceremony entailed beforehand despite reading the whole of the book.
  • It is unlikely that the Room of Requirement is mentioned, otherwise Hermione Granger and not Dobby would have suggested using this room for use by Dumbledore's Army.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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