J. K. Rowling enjoys revealing new facts from Harry Potter universe which make fans crazy about them all over again. After all, it’s always fun to be able to see something familiar with a different perspective.
This time, the writer explained that there were, in fact, two Harry Potters. As she wrote in a Pottermore entry recently, “Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 – 1921. Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.”
Henry/Harry had a son Fleamont, who was the father of James Potter. James and his Muggle-born wife Lily Evans parented Harry we know and love.
We couldn’t read about the original Harry in the books, but perhaps a timeline of a future prequel will allow his story to be told.