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The Greatest Adventure Of Them All...

 

The Ministries of Time, the Paranormal and the Supernatural were founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, upon discovering that "Great Britain had enemies beyond imagination".

The world is full of "What If's", "What Could's" and "What Might Have Been's" and of that there is very little doubt.  Most of them, of course, are pure imagination - but using the same argument against ourselves - what if magic and time travel were real?  No, really.  What if they actually existed......? 

Now I know you might think it a little hard to believe, but how many of us have wished for time to speed up - or slow down for that matter? 

 

 

Introduction To The Concept Of Time Travel

Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, generally using a theoretical invention known as a "time machine". Time travel is a recognized concept in philosophy and fiction, but has a very limited support in real world physics, usually only in conjunction with quantum mechanics or wormholes which is both good and bad.  Good, because most people don't realise that time travel really does exist and that it has its own Ministry. Bad because people never believe you when you say that you've travelled through time.... Ho hum!

The 1895 novel The Time Machine by H. G. Wells was instrumental in moving the concept of time travel to the forefront of the public imagination, but the earlier short story, "The Clock That Went Backward" by Edward Page Mitchell, involves a clock that, by means unspecified, allowed three men to travel backwards in time. Non-technological forms of time travel had appeared in a number of earlier stories such as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Historically, the concept dates back to the early mythologies of Hinduism (such as the Mahabharata). More recently, with advancing technology and a greater scientific understanding of the universe, the plausibility of time travel has been explored in greater detail by science fiction writers, philosophers, and physicists.


 

 

Her Imperial Majesty Queen Victoria, founder of the Ministry of Time, Enchantress of the Isles and travelling companion to the Other Doctor

The Origins of The Ministry

The Ministries of Time, the Paranormal and the Supernatural were founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, upon discovering that "Great Britain had enemies beyond imagination".

Her Majesty stated in the Ministry Charter of 31 December 1879 that "The Ministries are also to administer to the Government thereof in our name, and generally to act in our name and on our behalf, subject to such orders and regulations as the Ministries shall, from time to time, receive from us through one of our Principal Secretaries or Advisors".  In 1882, Queen Victoria expanded the Ministries’ role to include the acquisition of technology in order to protect her subjects from the "terrors that the Ministries encounter" and “to research the vagaries of time”. 

The Empire was scoured and thirteen loyal subjects found. Seven men and six women were appointed as field agents for the Ministries with special powers to seek out these vagaries of time and mysteries across the known world. They were called Hypernatural Investigators.

These Investigators sometimes allowed members of the public to assist them in their search for the truth behind these hauntings, mysteries and unexplained events. When this happened, the investigation was codenamed a Black Letter Day. 

 

The Ministry of Time has arranged an exclusive discount at the Golden Broomstick café. so, every time you visit you can use your Ministry Field Agent Card to save money!  Now I know you might think it a little hard to believe, but it's true - after all, how many of us have wished for a cheaper ice cream sundae or Spiced Pumpkin Juice, or in the winter a luxurious hot chocolate in the most magical Christmassy surroundings?