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Sacred twenty-eight

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Sacred twenty-eight is not, as Cantankerus Nott would later aledge, purely a Pureblood matter. Instead, those are the twenty-eight families that held land when the French invaded England. They could have--and likely have--married Muggles and Muggleborns by the score, and they would have kept that particular title. They could have--as the Light by and large has with few exceptions--sold off their land, and the title would have remained.