Mnemone Radford (1562 - 1649) was a British witch, who first developed Memory Modifying Charms. She became the first British Ministry of Magic Obliviator, due to her skill and expertise with casting the charm.
Magical abilities and skills
- Spell creation: Radford had succeeded in the incredibly difficult and complex magical art of inventing new spells, as she successfully invented the Memory Charm, a particularly useful and practical charm.
- Charms: Radford was highly accomplished with charm-work, given how she successfully invented the Memory Charm and was also skilled with the casting of it, given how she was the first Obliviator who worked for the British Ministry of Magic.
Behind the scenes
- There are a few issues with this character's chronological timeframe. For one, Pottermore reveals that the Ministry of Magic was only formally established in 1707, 58 years after Mnemone Radford died, so it is uncertain exactly how she could have worked for the Ministry. Even if one considers that the phrase "Ministry of Magic" used on Wizard of the Month is an over-simplification of "Wizards' Council", it is still left unexplained what use would an Obliviator have in the days before the establishment of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692.
- J. K. Rowling's official site (First appearance)
Notes and references
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