“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” Rowling wrote. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20.”
And 20 years later, new information from the Wizarding World is still coming to light. Over the weekend, Rowling penned a story
about Harry’s ancestry, revealing that he wasn’t the first “Harry” in the Potter family.
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"Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates) was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 – 1921," she wrote. "Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight."
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