Madam Modesty Rabnott was a British witch who lived in Kent in the 13th century.[1]


Rabnott attended the game of Cuaditch (Quidditch) in 1269 where Chief of the Wizards' Council Barberus Bragge released a Golden Snidget onto the pitch. Appalled by the treatment of the bird, Rabnott protested to Chief Bragge, but he laughed at her. Using the Summoning Charm to call the bird to her, Madam Rabnott stuffed the Snidget down the front of her robes and fleed. Although she was caught, she managed to release the Snidget into the wild. While she feared that Chief Bragge would turn her into a horned toad, she was fined only ten Galleons instead. Not able to afford the fine, she lost her house. Fortunately, however, they did not take her hippogriff, allowing her to fly to Aberdeen to stay with her sister, Prudence.[1]

The Modesty Rabnott Snidget Reservation was named in her honour by Elfrida Clagg when she banned the use of the Golden Snidget in Quidditch in the following century.[1]

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The name "Modesty" comes from the English word modesty, ultimately from Latin modestus "moderate", a derivative of modus "measure".[citation needed]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 4 (The Arrival of the Golden Snitch)
  2. News: "Watch Andrew Lincoln discuss his Quidditch Through the Ages audiobook" at Pottermore - (stated during 1:19-1:44 of the interview video) (video currently unavailable)
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