This Duel took place during the Battle of Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998, with Minerva McGonagall, Kingsley Shacklebolt, and Horace Slughorn on one side, and Lord Voldemort on the opposing side.[1]



The Battle of Hogwarts

On 2 May, 1998 Lord Voldemort, along with his Death Eaters arrived at Hogwarts with the intention of killing Harry Potter, thereby fulfilling the prophecy about him and Harry, that neither could live while the other survived. A long battle occurred starting at midnight,[2] and eventually during a Major skirmish, almost all Death Eater forces were defeated, with Yaxley slammed to the floor by George Weasley and Lee Jordan, Dolohov fall with a scream at Flitwick's hands, Walden Macnair thrown across the room by Hagrid, hit the stone wall oppposite, and slide unconscious to the ground. He saw Ron and Neville bringing down Fenrir Greyback, Aberforth hitting Rookwood with a Stunning Spell, Arthur and Percy flooring Thicknesse, and Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy running through the crowd, not even attempting to fight, screaming for their son Draco Malfoy.[1]

The Duel

All the Death Eaters were either killed or defeated with only Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange left standing. Voldemort then began duelling Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn, and Kingsley Shacklebolt simultaneously, and there was cold hatred in his face as they wove and ducked around him, putting up a good fight but unable to finish him. However, after a duel between Molly Weasley and his Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange, in witch the latter was killed by the former, he was so angry about the death of his last, best lieutenant, that he blasted all three of his opponents backwards out of fury.[1]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
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