So I'm doing a bit of thinking about Barty Crouch Sr's career before his son went to Azkaban. Sirius says in GoF that Barty rose quickly through the Ministry, but how quick do you think is quickly? Two years? Five? Seven?

He was also Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement during the first Voldemort war, but what was he doing before he got this promotion? Was he in that Department, or was he somewhere else? What would be a good job for him to have before that one?

Be grateful for any ideas!

Sarah x