British transgender historian and travel writer
November 20, in Wales, at 94
Jan Morris, historian, travel writer and trans pioneer, dies aged 94
From her Everest scoop to her journey as a trans woman, the author’s authoritative voice and questioning mind found an eager audience
Journalist, travel writer and historian who reported the first ascent of Everest in 1953 and wrote a social history of the British empire
Obituary: Jan Morris, 'a real treasure to Wales'
Travel writer known for her gender reassignment, as well as ‘the scoop of the century’ for The Times
Jan Morris, travel writer, historian and author of the landmark memoir Conundrum – obituary
Having broken the story of the 1953 ascent of Everest, she wrote about Venice, Wales and Trieste and history books including Pax Britannica
I never fully understood the whole 'trans' concept, but I always respected her as a pioneering British historian, especially with relation to Oxford. May she rest in peace.