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Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About The Malfoy Family

List RulesVote up the most interesting lore details about the despicable Malfoys.

The Malfoys are one of the oldest wizarding families in the world, but there is a lot about the terrible purebloods that more casual fans may not know. These Redditors have pointed out a number of lore details about the family you might have missed.

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    The First Lucius Malfoy Tried To Pursue Elizabeth I As A Lover

    From a former Redditor:

    Though hotly denied by subsequent generations, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first Lucius Malfoy was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I, and some wizarding historians allege that the Queen's subsequent opposition to marriage was due to a jinx placed upon her by the thwarted Malfoy.

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    The Malfoy Family Left Normandy With William The Conquerer

    From a former Redditor:

    The Malfoy family came over from Normandy with William the Conqueror. Until the passing of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, the Malfoys integrated themselves in high-class Muggle society.

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    Narcissa Followed In Her Family's Ideal Despite Being Abused

    From Redditor u/Evil_Black_Swan:

    The Black sisters were abused by their parents, their father more specifically. And due to that we see three different outcomes.

    Narcissa mourned the loss of her older sister, but still held fast to the beliefs she was brought up with. She made a respectable pureblood marriage like she was supposed to (though she did love him) and raised her son the way she was raised. She, along with her husband, raised Draco to believe he was nearly royalty. She only backed down from supporting Voldemort when he turned on her son. (Not dissimilar to how Snape only turned to Dumbledore after he learned his Lord would attack the woman he obsessed over.) Regardless, she still turned away from the bad side in the end.

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    The Malfoys Worked With Muggles Until The Statute Of Secrecy Was Created

    From a former Redditor:

    The Malfoys expanded their already large estate with the lands of their Muggle neighbors, and dabbled successfully into Muggle currency and assets, becoming one of the wealthiest families in wizarding Britain. Though they opposed the Statute of Secrecy at first, they soon embraced it and cut off all ties with Muggle families, denying that they had ever fraternized with such people.