|Full Name||Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser|
|Born||October 20, 1918|
|Clan||Fraser (by marriage)|
|Family Members|| Henry Beauchamp (father) †|
Julia Moriston (mother) †
|“||One dictum I had learned on the battlefields of France in a far distant war: You cannot save the world, but you might save the man in front of you, if you work fast enough.||”|
— Claire, Dragonfly in Amber
Claire Beauchamp Fraser is a nurse, later a doctor, and a time-traveller who lives both in the 20th century (where she was married to Frank Randall) and the 18th century (where she is married to Jamie Fraser). Claire, the primary first-person narrator of the Outlander universe, is compassionate but medically ruthless, with a hopeless tendency to need rescuing and a quick tongue. Her favorite exclamation is "Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!", said over fifty times in the novels. As of the latest novel in the series, Claire is in 1778, alive and well in Philadelphia, a six-times grandmother and published physician.
Claire Beauchamp was born to Henry Beauchamp and Julia Moriston on 20 October 1918. Her parents died in a car accident when she was only five, and Claire was adopted by her uncle. Quentin Lambert Beauchamp was an archaeologist and historian whose work took him all over the globe. He attempted to enroll her at an English boarding school, but she stubbornly refused to attend.
- "Faced with the necessity of prying my chubby fingers off the car's door handle and dragging me by the
heels up the steps of the school, Uncle Lamb, who hated personal conflict of any kind, had sighed in
exasperation, then finally shrugged and tossed his better judgment out the window along with my newly purchased round straw boater." - Claire, Outlander (Chapter One)
Claire consequently spent her childhood traveling the world with her uncle while he worked, becoming accustomed to fairly primitive conditions. She later claims that her first kiss was at the age of eight, in Egypt with the nine-year-old dragoman's son.
Claire's Marriage to FrankEdit
Claire met Frank Wolverton Randall, also an historian, when he came to consult her uncle about his work. They were soon married, and spent a brief two-day honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, followed by only a few months together before the outbreak of World War II. Claire and Frank were separated for most of the war. Frank trained as an officer in MI-6, and Claire as a nurse. Both served their country in their respective roles for the duration of the war. Once the war was over, Claire and Frank, reunited, decided to go on a second honeymoon in Scotland to reestablish their marriage (1946). They chose Mrs. Baird's B&B in Inverness, a city in the Scottish Highlands situated near an ancient stone circle called Craigh na Dun.
Events of the NovelsEdit
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