Wiley Pop Culture and History Series, Part 1

Harry Potter and History

Media Type:Audiobook
Genre(s):Sci-Fi & Fantasy
History
Narrator(s):Rachel Perry
ISBN:9781666556063
Publish Date:08/11/2020
Run Time:10 Hours, 55 Minutes
Language:English
Publisher:Dreamscape Media

Audiobook

Harry Potter lives in a world that is both magical and historical. Hogwarts pupils ride an old-fashioned steam train to school, notes are taken on parchment with quill pens, and Muggle legends come to life in the form of werewolves, witches, and magical spells. This book is the first to explore the real history in which Harry’s world is rooted. Did you know that bezoars and mandrakes were fashionable luxury items for centuries? Find out how Europeans first developed the potions, spells, and charms taught at Hogwarts, from Avada Kedavra to love charms. Learn how the European prosecution of witches led to the Statute of Secrecy, meet the real Nicholas Flamel, see how the Malfoys stack up against Muggle English aristocrats, and compare the history of the wizarding world to real-life history.