Moira Habberjam, 1928-2015. Ricardian, Latinist and Palaeographer


It is with great sadness that we report the death of Moira Habberjam earlier this month. Moira was an early student and great supporter of the Keele Latin and Palaeography Summer School which will soon reach its fortieth anniversary. She first came to the school in the early 1980s with her husband, Gerald (who always introduced himself as ‘Mrs Habberjam’s husband’) shortly after she retired as a teacher in Leeds. The formidable scholarship which she developed in the years that followed is perhaps an indication of the academic career she might have had in different times. Already a good linguist she became an excellent palaeographer, and in the end could read almost anything. A committed Ricardian, vice-president of the Richard III Society and a leading light of the Yorkshire Branch of that Society as well as of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Moira published a number of significant articles, helped run…

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