Blaire, Claude

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Blaire, Claude Gender: M
born on 30 November 1922 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Manchester, England, 53n30, 2w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: AA-GB
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°00 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°49'


British museum curator and scholar, who specialised in European arms and armour. He is particularly known for his book European Armour: circa 1066 to circa 1700 (1958). He worked in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London from 1951 to 1956, before moving to the Department of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he remained until his retirement as Keeper of Metalwork in 1982. He was active in church conservation, and served as a Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 1990 to 1993.

On 23 February 1952, Blair married Joan Mary Greville Drinkwater (1923–1996). Together they had one son, John Blair (born 1955); he is now an academic at Oxford University specialising in the history and archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England.

Claude Blair died on 21 February 2010 at age 87 in Epsom, Surrey, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 23 February 1952 (Joan Mary Greville Drinkwater)
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Source Notes

Himself from his mother [quoted in AA database].


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Museum curator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction