Hogwarts: A History is a book about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It was read by Hermione Granger, and she often references the book to tell her friends some information about the school that is important to the story.


  • The ceiling of the Great Hall is bewitched to look like the sky outside.[1]

Role in the StoryEdit

  • The book serves as a source of information to the characters in the story.
  • The book does not include the fact that there are house-elves at Hogwarts, which is why Hermione didn't know they were there, even though she's read the book. This can be interpreted as symbolic of real-world attempts to exclude things from history books that may make a society look bad and/or to exclude groups of people (in this case, house-elves) that are not considered equal.

Related Real-World WorksEdit

  • The title of Melissa Anelli's Harry, A History is probably a reference to Hogwarts: A History.


  1. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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