Sep 22, 2015
By Michael Kramer
It’s been eight years since J.K. Rowling wrote the last of her Harry Potter novels – but she’s still adding to the boy wizard’s story.
The internationally renowned author posted new information today about the Potter family.
The background info was provided on a “newly imagined” and mobile friendly version of the Pottermore Web portal – which Rowling established in 2012.
Her brief essay is titled The Potter Family – wherin Rowling traces Harry’s roots to “the twelfth-century wizard Linfred of Stinchcombe, a locally well-beloved and eccentric man, whose nickname, ‘the Potterer’, became corrupted in time to ‘Potter.'”
The author also offers the backstory on The Invisibility Cloak – a legacy made possible by a “beautiful young witch” by the name of Iolanthe Peverell.