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{{Quote|You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court.|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court.|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
The '''Attack on Frank and Alice Longbottom''' was committed by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]] and [[Rodolphus Lestrange]] shortly after the downfall of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[First Wizarding War]] in [[1981]]<ref name="GF30"/>. It was widely considered to be the most horrible crime ever committed; the Longbottoms were extremely popular, and the attack caused a wave of fury such as had never before been seen<ref name="GF30"/>.
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The '''Attack on Frank and Alice Longbottom''' was committed by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]] and [[Rodolphus Lestrange]] shortly after the downfall of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[First Wizarding War]] in [[1981]]<ref name="GF30" />. It was widely considered to be the most horrible crime ever committed; the Longbottoms were extremely popular, and the attack caused a wave of fury such as had never before been seen<ref name="GF30" />.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===The attack===
 
===The attack===
On [[31 October]], [[1981]], the reign of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] ended abruptly with the Dark Lord's downfall<ref name="GF30"/>. While some Death Eaters pretended to have been [[Imperius Curse|bewitched]] into doing his bidding and others were killed by [[Auror]]s, and yet others were arrested and imprisoned, some remained at large<ref name="GF9">{{GOF}} - Chapter 9 (''The Dark Mark'')</ref>. Though the Dark Lord had fled, the danger was not yet over<ref name="GF9"/>.
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On [[31 October]], [[1981]], the reign of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] ended abruptly with the Dark Lord's downfall<ref name="GF30" />. While some Death Eaters pretended to have been [[Imperius Curse|bewitched]] into doing his bidding and others were killed by [[Auror]]s, and yet others were arrested and imprisoned, some remained at large<ref name="GF9">{{GOF}} - Chapter 9 (''The Dark Mark'')</ref>. Though the Dark Lord had fled, the danger was not yet over<ref name="GF9" />.
   
[[Frank Longbottom]] was the first to be captured out of the couple<ref name="PM"/>. He was subjugated and imprisoned at an undisclosed location, before being heavily tortured by all four Death Eaters<ref name="PM"/>. The continued, severe use of the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on the Auror left him physically and mentally depleted, and he soon became insane<ref name="GF30"/>. When the Death Eaters failed to gain information from him, driving him insane before gathering knowledge, they targeted his wife, [[Alice Longbottom|Alice]]<ref name="GF30"/><ref name="PM"/>. She, too, was kidnapped, and was tortured in the same manner<ref name="GF30"/>. Like her husband, she had no knowledge of Voldemort's whereabouts, and so was forced to endure the [[curse]] until her mind snapped and she also was driven insane<ref name="GF30"/>.
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[[Frank Longbottom]] was the first to be captured out of the couple<ref name="PM" />. He was subjugated and imprisoned at an undisclosed location, before being heavily tortured by all four Death Eaters<ref name="PM" />. The continued, severe use of the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on the Auror left him physically and mentally depleted, and he soon became insane<ref name="GF30" />. When the Death Eaters failed to gain information from him, driving him insane before gathering knowledge, they targeted his wife, [[Alice Longbottom|Alice]]<ref name="GF30" /><ref name="PM" />. She, too, was kidnapped, and was tortured in the same manner<ref name="GF30" />. Like her husband, she had no knowledge of Voldemort's whereabouts, and so was forced to endure the [[curse]] until her mind snapped and she also was driven insane<ref name="GF30" />.
   
 
===Aftermath===
 
===Aftermath===
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[[File:CouncilOfMagicalLawPottermore1.png|thumb|left|240px|Rodolphus, Bellatrix, Rabastan, and Barty Crouch Jr., tried before the Council of Magical Law]]
 
[[File:CouncilOfMagicalLawPottermore1.png|thumb|left|240px|Rodolphus, Bellatrix, Rabastan, and Barty Crouch Jr., tried before the Council of Magical Law]]
   
All four of the torturers were captured shortly after the horrendous crime, and were brought before the [[Council of Magical Law]] for trial<ref name="GF30"/>. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] presided primarily over the hearing, which was short and merciless; Crouch Jr. screamed continuously at his father that he was innocent, and begged for mercy, but none was granted, and Crouch disowned his son, causing [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|his wife]] to faint<ref name="GF30"/>. The crowd roared savage pleasure when Crouch announced that he planned to send the Death Eaters to [[Azkaban]] for life, and the sentence was given without question<ref name="GF30"/>.
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All four of the torturers were captured shortly after the horrendous crime, and were brought before the [[Council of Magical Law]] for trial<ref name="GF30" />. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] presided primarily over the hearing, which was short and merciless; Crouch Jr. screamed continuously at his father that he was innocent, and begged for mercy, but none was granted, and Crouch disowned his son, causing [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|his wife]] to faint<ref name="GF30" />. The crowd roared savage pleasure when Crouch announced that he planned to send the Death Eaters to [[Azkaban]] for life, and the sentence was given without question<ref name="GF30" />.
   
Less than a year after his sentence, [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]] was aided to escape the prison by his parents<ref name="GF35">{{GOF}} - Chapter 35 (''Veritaserum'')</ref>. [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs Crouch]] was dying, and wanted nothing more than for her son to be free, to enjoy the life he had been given<ref name="GF35"/>. They took [[Polyjuice Potion]], becoming each others' doubles, and Crouch Jr. was liberated once more<ref name="GF35"/>.
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Less than a year after his sentence, [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]] was aided to escape the prison by his parents<ref name="GF35">{{GOF}} - Chapter 35 (''Veritaserum'')</ref>. [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs Crouch]] was dying, and wanted nothing more than for her son to be free, to enjoy the life he had been given<ref name="GF35" />. They took [[Polyjuice Potion]], becoming each others' doubles, and Crouch Jr. was liberated once more<ref name="GF35" />.
   
Like Bellatrix had told Crouch Sr. at the end of the trial, their master would come for them<ref name="GF30"/>. In [[January]] of [[1996]], Voldemort initiated a mass breakout from [[Azkaban]], which set free ten long-imprisoned [[Death Eaters]], including Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan.
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Like Bellatrix had told Crouch Sr. at the end of the trial, their master would come for them<ref name="GF30" />. In [[January]] of [[1996]], Voldemort initiated a mass breakout from [[Azkaban]], which set free ten long-imprisoned [[Death Eaters]], including Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan.
   
 
====Effect on the victims====
 
====Effect on the victims====
The continuous use of the Curse destroyed the victims' sanity<ref name="OP23">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>. Following the attack, Frank and Alice Longbottom were moved to the [[Janus Thickey Ward]] of [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] in [[London]]<ref name="OP23"/>. [[Neville Longbottom]], their son, was sent to live with his grandmother [[Augusta Longbottom|Augusta]], Frank's mother, and visits his parents for [[Christmas]]<ref name="OP23"/> and on summer holidays<ref name="GF30"/>. Neither one recognised him as their son, but they did acknowledge his presence and recalled that he was a loved one; Alice gave him chewing gum wrappers every time he came to see them, so many that he could paper his bedroom with them if he so desired<ref name="OP23"/>.
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The continuous use of the Curse destroyed the victims' sanity<ref name="OP23">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>. Following the attack, Frank and Alice Longbottom were moved to the [[Janus Thickey Ward]] of [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] in [[London]]<ref name="OP23" />. [[Neville Longbottom]], their son, was sent to live with his grandmother [[Augusta Longbottom|Augusta]], Frank's mother, and visits his parents for [[Christmas]]<ref name="OP23" /> and on summer holidays<ref name="GF30" />. Neither one recognised him as their son, but they did acknowledge his presence and recalled that he was a loved one; Alice gave him chewing gum wrappers every time he came to see them, so many that he could paper his bedroom with them if he so desired<ref name="OP23" />.
   
 
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"You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court."
Bartemius Crouch Sr.[src]

The Attack on Frank and Alice Longbottom was committed by Bartemius Crouch Jr. and Bellatrix, Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange shortly after the downfall of Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War in 1981[1]. It was widely considered to be the most horrible crime ever committed; the Longbottoms were extremely popular, and the attack caused a wave of fury such as had never before been seen[1].

History

The attack

On 31 October, 1981, the reign of Lord Voldemort ended abruptly with the Dark Lord's downfall[1]. While some Death Eaters pretended to have been bewitched into doing his bidding and others were killed by Aurors, and yet others were arrested and imprisoned, some remained at large[3]. Though the Dark Lord had fled, the danger was not yet over[3].

Frank Longbottom was the first to be captured out of the couple[2]. He was subjugated and imprisoned at an undisclosed location, before being heavily tortured by all four Death Eaters[2]. The continued, severe use of the Cruciatus Curse on the Auror left him physically and mentally depleted, and he soon became insane[1]. When the Death Eaters failed to gain information from him, driving him insane before gathering knowledge, they targeted his wife, Alice[1][2]. She, too, was kidnapped, and was tortured in the same manner[1]. Like her husband, she had no knowledge of Voldemort's whereabouts, and so was forced to endure the curse until her mind snapped and she also was driven insane[1].

Aftermath

Punishment and escape

File:CouncilOfMagicalLawPottermore1.png

All four of the torturers were captured shortly after the horrendous crime, and were brought before the Council of Magical Law for trial[1]. Bartemius Crouch Sr. presided primarily over the hearing, which was short and merciless; Crouch Jr. screamed continuously at his father that he was innocent, and begged for mercy, but none was granted, and Crouch disowned his son, causing his wife to faint[1]. The crowd roared savage pleasure when Crouch announced that he planned to send the Death Eaters to Azkaban for life, and the sentence was given without question[1].

Less than a year after his sentence, Barty Crouch, Jr. was aided to escape the prison by his parents[4]. Mrs Crouch was dying, and wanted nothing more than for her son to be free, to enjoy the life he had been given[4]. They took Polyjuice Potion, becoming each others' doubles, and Crouch Jr. was liberated once more[4].

Like Bellatrix had told Crouch Sr. at the end of the trial, their master would come for them[1]. In January of 1996, Voldemort initiated a mass breakout from Azkaban, which set free ten long-imprisoned Death Eaters, including Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan.

Effect on the victims

The continuous use of the Curse destroyed the victims' sanity[5]. Following the attack, Frank and Alice Longbottom were moved to the Janus Thickey Ward of St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries in London[5]. Neville Longbottom, their son, was sent to live with his grandmother Augusta, Frank's mother, and visits his parents for Christmas[5] and on summer holidays[1]. Neither one recognised him as their son, but they did acknowledge his presence and recalled that he was a loved one; Alice gave him chewing gum wrappers every time he came to see them, so many that he could paper his bedroom with them if he so desired[5].

Appearances

Notes and references

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